ACS Fellow Evanseck Makes a Chemistry Department Trio

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Dr. Jeff Evanseck, professor and Fr. Joseph Lauritis Chair of Teaching and Technology, was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition of his "outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession and Society."

A computational chemist, he became one of only 96 scientists from around the world named ACS Fellows in 2012, the fourth year of the program. Less than 0.5 percent of ACS members worldwide—now including three Duquesne faculty members—are current fellows.

Department Chair Dr. Ralph Wheeler and Dr. Jeffry Madura had been named ACS Fellows in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Being named a Fellow dovetails with Duquesne's mission, Wheeler said, because it is one of the rare professional honors that recognizes service as well as research. He also noted that Duquesne has a very high percentage of awardees; of the 13 chemistry department members who would be eligible for the award, three already have been named to the honor.

Duquesne's ACS Fellows are three of only 644 total worldwide.

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