Binghamton University professor awarded ACS Fellows Honor
BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University Professor Wayne E. Jones, Jr. has been named to the 2010 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 192 distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.
In recognizing the 2010 fellows, ACS President Joseph S. Francisco praised the group’s outstanding achievements and contributions to science.
“Whether it’s making new materials, finding cures for disease or developing energy alternatives, these Fellows are scientific leaders, improving their lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” said Francisco. “They are also consummate volunteers who contribute tirelessly to the community and the profession.”
With over 100 publications and articles, Jones has earned a national and international reputation as a prolific scientist. He holds numerous patents and has been invited to speak around the world on his research in the area of photo-induced electron and energy transfer processes in inorganic and polymer systems. Since his arrival at Binghamton in 1993, his work has been supported by nearly $5 million in federal research grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Standards. Jones has also secured support from a broad range of corporate sponsors such as Boeing Corporation, General Electric and Corning, Inc.
The Fellows program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. This year’s group, like the first 163 Fellows named in 2009, represents academe, industry and government. Additional information about the program is available at www.acs.org/fellows.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.