IUPAC 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

IUPAC 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Author: ChemistryViews

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has awarded the 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering awards. The awardees have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences, and/or a history of leadership and community service during their careers.

The awards program was initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations. It acknowledges and promotes the work of women chemists and chemical engineers worldwide. The award ceremony took place during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France, on July 10, 2019.


IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award



The awardees are:

  • Kim Baldridge, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin, China
  • Donna Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Susan Bourne, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
  • Janine Cossy, ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris), Paris, France
  • Vicki Grassian, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA
  • Otilia Mó Romero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Elizabeth Ann Nalley, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, USA
  • Carol Vivien Robinson, University of Oxford, UK
  • Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Luisa Torsi, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
  • Chris Willis, University of Bristol, UK
  • Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

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