M. Stanley Whittingham, professor and director of materials science and engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Northeast Region, American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Achievements in the Chemical Sciences. Whittingham holds 16 patents, has authored more than 200 scholarly publications and has been invited to speak around the globe with more than 250 invited presentations. He has been a pioneer in the development of lithium-ion batteries and an inspiration to the next general of chemists. The Northeast Region established this award in 2008 to recognize notably outstanding achievements by a chemist in the Northeast Region. The award is conferred annually on a scientist who has made meritorious research contributions leading to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry.