Senior Chemists Committee

Participation in the ACS Senior Chemists Committee provides our experienced community of chemists the opportunity to stay active after retirement, by continuing to contribute their valuable expertise. The ongoing advancements in chemistry touch every aspect of modern life and build on the accomplishments of those who came before. Let’s stay connected, share our accomplishments, ideas and ways of contributing even more through this Facebook group. We look forward to your involvement. Committee Chair: Linda Marquez

Join the committee’s Facebook group.

2021 Herty Medalist

Photo Credit: B. Koß

Professor Anne-Frances Miller is the recipient of the 2021 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society, recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. A member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, Prof. Miller is an international leader in studies of enzymatic redox catalysis, in particular mechanisms by which proteins control bound cofactors to optimize specific reactivity. The goal of this work is to extract general principles that can aid the design of man-made materials and devices to capture, store and transduce electrochemical energy from renewable sources. Her service to the profession and society includes serving as chair of the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry, strengthening public trust and interest in science via copious outreach, and citizen science activities in the area of water quality.

The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 87th Herty Award Celebration in September 2021. Prof. Miller will also be a keynote speaker at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).

Free Mask Giveaway

The ACS Georgia Local Section understands how important it is for schools, businesses, and non-profits to obtain and utilize personal protective equipment to help protect their teachers, students, employees, and the importance of being safe at work and in the community.

We are proud to be able to provide this much-needed support and relief to students, teachers, small businesses, and senior care centers, many of whom are already facing extreme challenges. In an effort to comply with the CDC guidelines and new executive order will distribute over a thousand masks to school students, teachers, local businesses and seniors in the Metro Atlanta area. All schools, non-profits, small businesses, and senior living centers are eligible to receive the mask donations.