Three Alumni Named 2014 ACS Fellows

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently announced its 2014 class of fellows, which includes three UW-Madison Department of Chemistry alumni: Robert S. Moore (B.S. ’55, Ph.D. ’62), Marilyn Olmstead (Ph.D. ’69), and Kirk Peterson (Ph.D. ’90).

Moore is retired from the Eastman Kodak Company and has been named a fellow in recognition of his leadership in Eastman Kodak’s Polymer Physical Chemistry Laboratory and in the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.

Olmstead is recognized for her small molecule X-ray crystallography research as a chemistry faculty member at the University of California, Davis and for her chemistry outreach efforts on campus and in the local community.

Peterson, a chemistry professor at Washington State University, was named a fellow in recognition of his efforts in developing the correlation consistent basis sets to nearly the entire periodic table, as well as accurate applications in ab initio thermochemistry and spectroscopy. He has also been involved in various ACS leadership roles.

ACS will honor the 99 new fellows during a ceremony on Aug. 11 at the fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.

“It is quite exciting to recognize members for their outstanding contributions and service to both chemistry and to society,” ACS Immediate Past-President Marinda Li Wu told Chemical & Engineering News when she announced the 2014 class of ACS Fellows.

View the full list of 2014 ACS Fellows, or email to let us know if we missed a new fellow who has ties to the department.