The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Stanislaus S. Wong, PhD, a distinguished professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, to the 2021 class of ACS Fellows, which includes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.
Wong’s research has focused on two main areas, namely, nanotube chemistry and nanostructure synthesis, wherein advances are expected to broaden the potential impact and practical applicability of nanostructures. He was elected to the ACS 2021 class based on his distinguished contributions to carbon nanotube chemistry; the sustainable synthesis and characterization of novel nanoscale formulations of scientifically relevant oxide-based nanostructures; and the rational tailoring of nanomaterials for energy applications.
A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Academy of Inventors, Wong has received the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the ACS Buck-Whitney Award, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2018, SUNY granted him the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and in 2019, he was named a SUNY Distinguished Professor.
Wong has made significant contributions to the ACS community, including programming contributions to numerous divisions. He has been a co-organizer of 18 major national symposia and an Editorial Advisory Board member to various ACS journals. Among his prior roles, he has previously served in the capacity of Nanoscience Chair and Nanoscience Programming Chair for the ACS Inorganic Division. Wong is currently a member of the Programming Committee and the Executive Committee for the ACS Energy and Fuels Division.
The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society.
The official list of names appears in the August 2 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.
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