January 8, 2018. Chemical & Engineering News (c&en) announced today the recipients of national awards administered by the American Chemical Society for 2018. Two Princeton chemists, Emily Carter and David MacMillan are among the award recipients.
Emily Carter, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment; Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics; and Associated Faculty in the Department of Chemistry will receive the ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry. The citation recognizes her, “…Pioneering development of orbital-free density functional, embedded correlation wave function, and efficient multireference wave function theories, applied to diverse sustainable energy phenomena and materials design.”
David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, will receive the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis. The citation recognizes, “…His pioneering work in the development of organocatalysis, including fundamentally new methods based on radical intermediates, SOMO catalysis, and photoredox catalysis.”
The award recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the spring ACS national meeting in New Orleans, March 18–22, 2018.