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Current Issue of The Crucible – February 2016

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Pittsburgh Section Mourns 1998 Pittsburgh Award Winner John T. Yates, Jr.

The Pittsburgh Section of the ACS mourns the loss of our prestigious 1998 Pittsburgh Award recipient John T. Yates, Jr. Yates passed away September 26, 2015 at the age of 80.  Though he most recently lived in Virginia, he joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 as the first R.K. Mellon Professor of Chemistry, and as the Founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Surface Science Center.  In 1994, he received a joint appointment in the Department of Physics.  In 2006, he retired from the University of Pittsburgh and moved to the University of Virginia as Professor and Shannon Research Fellow.

Congratulations to our 2016 Pittsburgh Section Executive Committee

The ballots have been cast!  Thanks to those members who took the time to vote and congratulations to our new Executive Committee Members:

David Waldeck, Chair-Elect
Matthew Price – Secretary
Chad Keyes – Secretary-Elect
Amy Rupert – Treasurer-Elect
Fu-Tyan Lin – Director
David Gallaher – Director
Richard Danchik – Councilor
Joseph Jolson – Alternate Councilor

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Section Member Dr. Stephen Weber – 2016 Winner of the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Weber, the winner of the 2016 Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award.  The award is given each year to the individual who is an outstanding scientist in the field of chromatography. The awardee is selected on the basis of his contributions to the fundamental understanding of the chromatographic process.

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Section Member Dr. Sandy Asher – 2016 Winner of the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Asher, the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award.   The award is established in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the field of analytical chemistry including:

  • introduction of a significant technique, theory or instrument
  • providing exceptional training or a fertile environment for progress in analytical chemistry

The winner will receive a cash award and travel costs to Pittcon and will be included as a speaker in Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award Symposium in his/her honor.

Pittsburgh Section Offers Travel Grants for Student Members

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society has budgeted funds to help encourage undergraduate/graduate student participation in national and regional ACS meetings. The awards are intended to help defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible students.  Click for the application.

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