Car and Muir Win National American Chemical Society Awards

By Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Roberto Car, the Ralph W. '31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, and Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams, Jr. Class of ’65 Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Princeton, have received national awards administered by the American Chemical Society for 2016. They will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on March 15, 2016 to take place at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego.

Roberto Car

Car was the recipient of the ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry that recognizes innovative research in theoretical chemistry that advances methodology or contributes to new discoveries about chemical systems. He will receive $5,000 and up to $2,500 for travel to the meeting at which the award will be presented. The award was established in 1991 and is currently supported by the American Chemical Society.

Tom Muir

Muir has received the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry to recognize his outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry. He will also $5,000 and up to $2,500 for travel to the meeting at which the award will be presented. The award was established in 2001 at a symposium in honor of Ronald Breslow’s 70th birthday and is sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment.