Charles H. Herty Award

The Charles H. Herty Medal is a beautiful solid gold medallion awarded annually by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society. The purpose of the award is to give public recognition to the work and service of outstanding chemists who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields. All chemists in academic, government, or industrial laboratories who have been residing in the southeastern United States for at least 10 years are eligible. (For this purpose Southeastern United States is defined as the union of the following states: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.)


Nominations for the 2020 Herty Award are now closed.
Nominations for the 2021 award will open in Sept. 2020.


Photo Credit: Kim Truett
(Univ. of South Carolina)

Professor Susan D. Richardson is the recipient of the 2020 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. She is being recognized for her work understanding the formation of drinking water disinfection by-products with environmental and human health impacts and for her service to the profession and society through many interactions with the media and general public.

The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 86th Herty Award Celebration in September 2020. Prof. Richardson will also be a guest lecturer at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).

History of Charles Herty

See a full list of all Herty Medalists since 1933