Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division

A Division of the American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society Fellow Award

The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society. ACS Fellows are recognized and honored at the Fall ACS National Meetings. Each Fellow receives a lapel pin and a certificate.

Who is Eligible for Nomination?

Nominees must be current members in good standing with ACS. The selection of ACS Fellows is based on demonstrated contributions in two defined areas:

  • Excellence in Science/Profession
  • Outstanding Service to the American Chemical Society

Nominations

  • Nominations can come from an ACS National Committee, Local Section, Technical Division or an individual member. 
  • Each ACS National Committee may submit one nomination. 
  • Each Local Section may nominate up to the number of Councilors from the Local Section. 
  • Each Division may nominate up to two times the number of Councilors from the Division. 
  • Each individual ACS member may nominate only one candidate. Self-nominations will not be accepted. 
Each nomination must be submitted by a Primary Nominator and two (2) Secondary Nominators who must all be ACS members in good standing with the ACS and must each write a letter of recommendation in support of the nomination.
Each ACS National Committee may submit one nomination.
Each Local Section may nominate up to the number of Councilors from the Local Section.
Each Division may nominate up to two times the number of Councilors from the Division
Each individual ACS member may nominate only one candidate.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Each nomination must be submitted by a Primary Nominator and two (2) Secondary Nominators who must all be ACS members in good standing with the ACS and must each write a letter of recommendation in support of the nomination.

The Selection Process

  1. Identify the candidate(s).
  2. Determine who will be the Primary Nominator. The Primary Nominator will be responsible for submitting the nomination(s) on line. The Primary Nominator will also need to write a letter of recommendation in support of the nominee.
  3. The Awards Chair selects 3 to 5 judges who make up the Division Fellow Award Committee.
  4. Identify the Secondary Nominators (2) and ask them to prepare letters of recommendations for upload into the nomination system.
  5. Gather contact information for the Primary and Secondary Nominators and membership numbers as these will be required as part of the nomination packet.
  6. Download and complete the Nomination for Fellow of the American Chemical Society Form for upload into the nomination system.
  7. Submit the nomination to the ACS Fellows Program.

Division Members Selected as ACS Fellows

Year  

2015

2013

2011

2011

2010

2010

2010

2010

2009

2009 

Awardee

Michael Serio

Orlando Rojas

Bob A. Howell

John Warner

Helena L. Chum

Dennis W. Smith

Attila E Pavlath

Alfred D. French

Kevin J. Edgar

Charles M. Buchanan 

Institution

Advanced Fuel Research Inc

North Carolina State University

Central Michigan University

Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

University of Texas at Dallas

USDA, ARS, Western Regional Research Center

USDA, ARS, Southern Regional Research Center

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Eastman Chemical Company 

Last revised: March 7, 2017

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