As a celebration of International Women’s Day, on March 8th, IUPAC annouced the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. This lists honors twelve leading scientists from around the globe. The award was initially established in 2011 during the Internation Year of Chemistry celebrations, and was created to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers.
The awardees were selected for their contributions and accomplishments related to basic or applied research, teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The awardees will be recognized in an award ceremony that will take place at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in São Paulo, Brazil that takes place in July. A special symposium on Women in Chemistry and a reception in honor of the recipients will occur. The details can be found here: www.iupac2017.org
Awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are:
Prof. Misako Aida, Hiroshima University, Japan
Prof. Lifeng Chi, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
Prof. M. Concepción Gimeno, Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis (ISQCH), CSIC-University of Zaragoza, Spain
Dr Jaqueline Kiplinger, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Prof. Zafra Lerman, Malta Conferences Foundation, Evanston, IL, United States
Prof. Thisbe K. Lindhorst, Universität Kiel, Germany
Prof. Ekaterina Lokteva, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Prof. Yvonne Mascarenhas, University OF Sap Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
Dr Veronika Ruth Meyer, Empa St. Gallen (retired), Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Prof. Ingrid Montes-González, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Prof. Frances Separovic, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Jihong Yu, Jilin University, China
We congratulate all the awardees and thank them for their contributions to chemistry and chemical engineering.