Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Editor Peter Stang recently received China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Stang, along with six other foreign scientists, received the honor during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Jan. 8. During the ceremony, Stang had the opportunity to meet and shake hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
This is the second major award Stang has received in China during the last 12 months. He was awarded the China’s Friendship Award last fall. That award honors “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions” to China’s “economic and social progress.”
In addition to being the editor of the U.S.’s oldest, most trusted and most widely-read chemistry journal, Stang is a University of Utah distinguished professor of chemistry. He is well-known for his groundbreaking work in supramolecular chemistry, winning the Priestley Medal from ACS in 2013 and a National Medal of Science from the White House in 2011.