Meet the Newest National Academy of Sciences Members

Earlier this month The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members, as well as 21 foreign associates from 14 countries. Of those new members, 15 are either members of the American Chemical Society or work in a chemistry-related field. Four of the new members have particularly close ties to ACS journals:

Melanie S. Sanford

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Sanford is an Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Chemical Society and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Accounts of Chemical Research and ACS Catalysis. She is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Read more about her research.

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Peidong Yang 

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Yang is an Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Chemical Society and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Nano Letters.  He is the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more about his research.

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Richard A. Friesner

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Friesner is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. He is a professor of chemistry at Columbia University. Read more about his research.

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Stephen Forrest 

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Forrest is a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board for ACS Nano. He is the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Read more about his research.

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Since its founding under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS has been “charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.” Election to the NAS recognizes scientific achievement and is considered one of the highest honors given to scientists in the U.S.