Steve Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Steven Corcelli Named ACS Fellow

Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced the news today in Chemical & Engineering News.

Corcelli was recognized for his contributions to science and to the ACS community. He developed theoretical approaches to understanding dynamics, spectroscopy, and reactivity in the condensed-phase and at biomolecular interfaces. He also served as chair of the biophysical subdivision of the division of physical chemistry, the chair of the graduate education advisory board, and as the organizer of several national symposia.

For the past five years he has served as the director of graduate studies for the department. Kenneth Henderson, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry said, “He has been the leading force behind a remarkable increase in the number of external, full-stipend fellowships awarded to graduate students in our department. In particular, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) awards to students in our department during his tenure.”

Corcelli’s work has been recognized through numerous other national awards and fellowships including an NSF CAREER Award, a SLOAN Research Fellowship, a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, and a Kavli Fellowship, given by National Academies of Science and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

He will be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on August 22, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott.