ACS Publications Editors are among the newest Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, an honor recognizing their exceptional contributions to science. The Royal Society is the world’s oldest continuously operating scientific society, and election to the body is considered one of the most prestigious distinctions in science.
Currently, the society has about 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members, a body that includes about 80 Nobel Laureates. Fellows are selected from the U.K. and Commonwealth nations, while Foreign Members may come from any country. Each year the group’s membership proposes a list of about 700 candidates for membership, which is then narrowed to a field of no more than 52 Fellows and no more than 10 Foreign Members.
This year, ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief, Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, was elected as a Foreign Member. She is the Anne T and Robert M Bass Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University. Chemistry of Materials Executive Editor, Professor Frank Caruso, was elected as a Fellow. He is the Melbourne Laureate Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne.
In addition, several Editorial Advisory Board Members of ACS Journals were also selected:
The Journal of Organic Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Margaret Brimble, was elected as a Fellow. She is the Distinguished Professor, Chair of Organic Chemistry and Director of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland.
ACS Nano Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Michelle Simmons, was elected as a Fellow. She is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, University of New South Wales.
ACS Photonics Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Nikolay Zheludev, was elected as a Fellow. He is the Deputy Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton and Co-Director at The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,
Journal of the American Chemical Society Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Joachim Sauer, was elected as a Foreign Member. He is a Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.