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ACS Fellow, 2011

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.” This year, 213 ACS Fellows were named and Professor John T. Yates, Jr. was one of them. Professor John T. Yates, Jr. was named for his significant contributions to the field of modern surface chemistry. His major contribution is melding the approaches of surface physics and surface chemistry into a single discipline which has set the standard of the field. In surface science, where the vast majority of investigators are physicists, Yates’ work has had a clear central theme- the invention and use of physical techniques to understand the chemistry that occurs on surfaces.


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