Six of the new members and foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2020 have strong ties to ACS Publications journals. The NAS announced the election of a total of 120 members and 26 foreign associates, bringing the academy’s total to 2,403 active members and 501 nonvoting foreign associates. This year, 23 of the newly elected members and 2 of the foreign associates work in chemicals sciences.
The new members with ties to ACS Publications include:
Joel D. Blum, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Blum is the John D. MacArthur Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Gerald J. Keeler Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Erick M. Carreira, Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters. Carreira is a professor of chemistry at the ETH Zürich Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences in Zurich, Switzerland.
Scott J. Miller, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal Organic Chemistry. Miller is the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at the Yale University Department of Chemistry in New Haven, Connecticut.
Suzanne Walker, Associate Editor of Journal of the American Chemical Society. Walker is a professor of microbiology and immunobiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Karen L. Wooley, Associate Editor of Journal of the American Chemical Society. Wooley is the W.T. Doherty Welch Chair in Chemistry and university distinguished professor at the Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry in College Station, Texas.
Veronica Vaida, Editorial Advisory Board Member, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Vaida is a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Department of chemistry and Biochemistry in Boulder, Colorado.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution, created by congressional charter in 1863 to provide science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. Election to membership in the NAS is recognition of a scientific achievement.