Stratt named ACS Fellow

Richard M. Stratt, the Newport Rogers Professor of Chemistry, has been selected as an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow for 2013. Stratt was recognized for developing powerful theoretical methods that provide ways to understand and analyze the ultrafast dynamics of collisions, solvation, and reaction in solution as well as his service to the public and the ACS. “This is an honor bestowed on members for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education, and public service,” said Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, immediate past-president of the ACS. “Their individual contributions to ACS, to science, and to society are hallmarks of distinction in keeping with the ACS mission of advancing the chemical enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Selection as an ACS Fellow greatly honors each individual and also honors ACS. It is also a charge to each fellow to maintain his or her excellence in advancing chemistry and serving society.” The 96 fellows in the 2013 class will be officially honored at the ACS fall meeting in September.