ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2010) — An antibacterial enzyme found in human tears and other body fluids could be applied to certain foods for protection against intentional contamination with anthrax, scientists reported in Boston, Massachusetts on August 26 at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The I&EC Division was pleased to award Dr Madan Bhasin (Senior Scientist, Dow Chemical Company) and Dr Kenneth Klabunde (University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University) at the Spring 2009 ACS meeting in Salt Lake City.
This is the third time that the I&EC Division Fellows Award has been made. For each of the past three years, it has been gratifying to note the very high caliber of the nominees and, of course, of the awardees. The purpose of recognizing the outstanding work done by chemists and engineers has certainly been accomplished. This is most appropriate for a division whose focus is applied / industrial chemistry and engineering.
At the upcoming Fall ACS meeting, the Executive Committee will be reviewing all aspects of the award - including its criteria and its role in meeting the goals of the Division. If you have any issues that you would like to raise, please send them to Spiro Alexandratos (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will make sure that they are addressed at the meeting and will then follow up with you after the meeting to let you know the results of the discussion.
The 2008 awardees were Drs Ruben Carbonell and Bruce Notari. The 2007 awardees were Drs. Rich Noble and H.S. Muralidhara.
The award committee consists of Martin Abraham, Michael Gonzalez, Mike Matthews, and Spiro Alexandratos (as chair).