IUPAC Honors Distinguished Women in Chemistry

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 11 August 2015
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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has awarded the 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering to twelve female scientists. They have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences.

The awards program, initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, was created to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. The awards will be presented during the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Busan, Korea, on August 11, 2015.

The awardees are

  • Lucia Banci, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  • Margaret Brimble, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ewa Bulska, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
  • Karen Gleason, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Janet Hering, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Nadia G. Kandile, Ain Shams University, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
  • Maki Kawai, RIKEN and University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Hyunjoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
  • Carmen Nájera, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany
  • Roberta Sessoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
  • Livia Simon Sarkadi, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

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