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 2023 Herty Medal are now closed.
Professor C. David Sherrill is the recipient of the 2023 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 Regents’ Professor in the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Sherrill also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science, which coordinates efforts in data science and high-performance computing. His research involves the development and application of theoretical methods and algorithms in computational quantum chemistry, and he is the lead principal investigator for the Psi4 open-source quantum chemistry software package. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and ACS. Dr. Sherrill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics and was recently elected to the board of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. He has been very active in the ACS, both nationally and in the Georgia local section, receiving the Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award for his work with K-12 teachers during National Chemistry Week.
The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 89th Herty Award Celebration in September 2023. Prof. Sherrill will also be a keynote speaker at the Herty Medalist Undergraduate Symposium (HMURS).