Professor Laura Kiessling will receive the 2016 Gibbs Award, given by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society. The Willard Gibbs Medal Award was first awarded in 1911. Gibbs was chosen as to be the model for the award as an outstanding example of creativity in scientific investigation. The purpose of the award was and is “to publicly recognize eminent chemists who, through years of application and devotion, have brought to the world developments that enable everyone to live more comfortably and to understand this world better.”
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Chicago section on May 20.