Four members of the Notre Dame faculty have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Seth Brown, Greg Hartland, Prashant Kamat and Anthony Trozzolo are the first Fellows from Notre Dame since the ACS board of directors started the program in 2008 to recognize members for outstanding achievements to science, the profession and the society. They will be honored at a ceremony during the ACS annual meeting next month, and their names will be published in the August issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, came to Notre Dame in 1996. He won the 2008 Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award, the College of Science’s top teaching honor. In 2009, he received The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Hartland, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, came to Notre Dame in 1994. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Senior Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry, the premier journal for publishing research in physical chemistry that accounts for more than 20 percent of all articles published in American Chemical Society journals.
Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, is a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is also a senior scientist at the Radiation Laboratory and a concurrent professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He came to Notre Dame in 1983. He was elected a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society in 2008 and American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010. Kamat has been serving as a Deputy Editor of the American Chemical Society journal, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.
Trozzolo, The Charles L. Huisking Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, came to Notre Dame in 1975. He is a pioneer in photochemistry who organized and chaired the first Gordon Research Conference on Organic Photochemistry. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Chemists in 1963. He served as associate editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society from 1975 to 1976 and editor of Chemical Reviews from 1977 to 1984. Trozzolo is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemists, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Inter-American Photochemical Society.