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Christopher (Kit) Cummins Wins Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award
The ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce Christopher (Kit) Cummins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the winner of the inaugural Inorganic Chemistry
Lectureship Award. Dr. Cummins was nominated by his peers for his
creativity, rigor and record of research success in the field of
inorganic chemistry. He will be presented with an award at a symposium
in his honor at the fall ACS National Meeting, September 8-12, 2013 in
Dr. Cummins' research interests include small molecule activation, group transfer chemistry, and molecular recognition. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, the ACS F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, and the Phi Lambda Upsilon National Fresenius Award. Dr. Cummins has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
View Selected Articles Authored By Christopher Cummins:
Paula L. Diaconescu and Christopher C. Cummins
Diego Solis-Ibarra, Jared S. Silvia, Vojtech Jancik, and Christopher C. Cummins
DOI: 10.1021/ic200510y3. White Phosphorus Activation at a Metal-Phosphorus Triple Bond: a New Route to cyclo-Triphosphorus or cyclo-Pentaphosphorus Complexes of Niobium
Daniel Tofan, Brandi M. Cossairt, and Christopher C. Cummins
DOI: 10.1021/ic20146074. Thermodynamic, Kinetic, and Mechanistic Study of Oxygen Atom Transfer from Mesityl Nitrile Oxide to Phosphines and to a Terminal Metal Phosphido Complex
Xiaochen Cai, Subhojit Majumdar, George C. Fortman, Luis Manuel Frutos, Manuel Temprado, Christopher R. Clough, Christopher C. Cummins, Meaghan E. Germain, Taryn Palluccio, Elena V. Rybak-Akimova, Burjor Captain, and Carl D. Hoff
Glen E. Alliger, Peter Müller, Loi H. Do, Christopher C. Cummins, and Daniel G. Nocera
Request for Nominations
for the Indianapolis Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry
If you wish to nominate someone through the Division of Inorganic Chemistry:
1. Please read and carefully follow the instructions below
2. Please send the completed form (attached) to either of the DIC award co-chairs Stephanie Brock (email@example.com) or Tim Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5PM on Feb. 22 [note-this is earlier than the March 4th date mentioned below so that DIC has time to conduct reviews]
3. Please note that the DIC can only forward two nominations, and thus nominations will be reviewed to select finalists
To: ACS Division Secretaries
cc: ACS Division Chairs and Chairs-Elect
From: John Finley, 2013 Chair MPPG (Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group)
Subject: Request for Nominations for the Indianapolis Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer
We are pleased that The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture through 2015, with two lectures per year at each ACS national meeting. The Kavli Emerging Leader Lecture is awarded to an outstanding chemical scientist who is less than 10 years past receipt of his/her PhD and is under 40 years old. The candidate is a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by his or her peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry.
The inaugural lecture of this series will be delivered during the upcoming Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans by Associate Professor Christy Haynes, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry immediately prior to The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture. Dr. Haynes was nominated by the Analytical Division and was among 13 outstanding candidates submitted by 9 ACS Divisions to MPPG for consideration.
MPPG is very pleased to conduct the second lecture in this series at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis with the involvement of the ACS Divisions in nominating the candidates for this award.
Please take this opportunity to reach out to your division members to send their nominations to the Division Secretary for consideration. All nominations must be submitted by the Division Secretary or acting Division Secretary to KavliEmergingLecturer@acs.org using the attached Emerging Leader Nomination Form. [please contact award co-chairs above for copy of form if you need one]
Nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 4, 2013 [by Feb. 22 to DIC award co-chairs, see above].
Please note that the Divisions who submitted candidates for the New Orleans meeting, may resubmit them at the Division’s discretion.
John Finley, 2013 MPPG Chair
New Orleans Program and
The preliminary INOR program (with times and rooms) and abstracts for New Orleans National ACS meeting are now posted.
Please visit: http://www.acsdic.org/inorprog.htm
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