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Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Wins 2016 Inorganic Chemistry

Lectureship Award

The ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer as the winner of this year’s award.

Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer is a professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Her research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding key mechanisms in biological, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. A combination of synchrotron-based, as well as a broad range of advanced laboratory spectroscopies tightly coupled to modern computational methods, are utilized in order to obtain quantitative insights into electronic structural changes in catalytic systems.

View selected articles authored by Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer:

X-ray Absorption and Emission Study of Dioxygen Activation by a Small-Molecule Manganese Complex
Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (13), 6410-6422
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00699

Ca K-Edge XAS as a Probe of Calcium Centers in Complex Systems
Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (4), 1283-1292
DOI: 10.1021/ic501991e

Study of Iron Dimers Reveals Angular Dependence of Valence-to-Core X-ray Emission Spectra
Inorganic Chemistry 2014 53 (19), 10378-10385
DOI: 10.1021/ic501462y

Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Deadline

Call for nominations for 2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

Deadline December 15, 2015

For details please see:

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.

The winner will receive:

  • An award plaque
  • $3,000 USD honorarium
  • Travel and hotel accommodations up to $1,500 USD to attend the 2016 Fall ACS National Meeting

Sponsored by Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry



Election Results-NEW 2016 OFFICERS

Congratulations to the newly elected 2016 officers of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.
 And thanks to the all of the candidates for their willingness to serve our division!

John Protasiewicz – Case Western Reserve University

Jeff Rack – University of New Mexico

Members at large
Kim Dunbar – Texas A&M University

Debbie Crans – Colorado State University

Alternate Councilor
Hannah Shafaat – Ohio State University

Bioinorganic Subdivision Chair-elect
Edith C. (Phoebe) Glazer – University of Kentucky

Organometallic Subdivision Chair-elect
Mitch Smith – Michigan State University

Solid State Subdivision Chair-elect
Amanda Morris – Virginia Tech

Nanoscience Subdivision Chair-elect
Joshua E. Goldberger – Ohio State University

Coordination Chemistry Subdivision Chair-elect
Eric Schelter – University of Pennsylvania

ByLaws Revisions:  passed

Search for Senior-level Researchers as NSF CHE Program Directors

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to bring to your attention the current nationwide search for senior-level researchers to serve as program directors at the Division of Chemistry, U.S. National Science Foundation. For details of the search and qualifications, please see:

ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry

DIC wins Chemluminary Award in Boston!

The Division of Inorganic Chemistry wins a Chemluminary Award in Boston!

from the Committee on Divisional Activities

Recognition of Innovation and Outstanding Service to Members of a Division

The Division of Inorganic Chemistry established a symposium to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding students at the culmination of their graduate or postdoctoral studies. Marking the event’s ten-year anniversary at the ACS National Meeting, Inorganic was the first to initiate Young Investigator Awards with others seeing the benefit to young students.…/w…/2015-chemluminary-award-winners.html

International Collaboration Opportunity

RSC Dalton Division invites calls for 5+5+5 meeting at Dalton 2016

29 – 31 March 2016
Warwick, UK

We are looking for 5 sets of people, each containing 1 Canadian, 1 US and 1 UK based researcher in any area of inorganic chemistry to take part in a 5+5+5 meeting at the Dalton 2016 meeting to be held in Warwick, UK 29-31 March 2016.

The scheme is designed to initiate new collaborations and preference will be given to groups of people where diversity (age, gender, ethnicity, etc) has been taken into account. An attempt will also be made to cover a wide range of inorganic chemistry in the selected collaborations.

For full details and form please visit:


Fall 2015 Travel Awardees Announced


Last Name First Name Affiliation Supervisor
Kender William The Ohio State University Malcolm Chisholm
Bailey Wilson University of Washington Karen Goldberg
Chanawanno Kullapa The University of Akron Christopher J. Ziegler
Chen Chi University of Rochester, Yale University Patrick Holland
Clark Melissa University of California, San Diego Clifford P. Kubiak
Denny Michael University of California, San Diego Seth M. Cohen
DiMeglio John University of Delaware Joel Rosenthal
Eisenhart Thomas University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jillian L. Dempsey
Graham Michael Northwestern University Danna Freedman
Hammann Blake Washington University in St. Louis Sophia E. Hayes
Johns Robert Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Delia Milliron
Przyojski Jacob University of Texas at San Antonio Zachary Tonzetich
Razgoniaeva Natalia Bowling Green state University Mikhail Zamkov
Siedschlag Randy University of Minnesota Connie Lu
Tafazolian Hosein University of Toledo Joseph Schmidt
Xiao Dianne University of California, Berkeley Jeffrey R. Long
Yousif Maryam Wayne State University Stanislav Groysman
Braegelman Adam Nebraska Wesleyan University Nathanael Fackler
Dalchand Naomi Barnard College John S. Magyar and Marisa C. Buzzeo
Miller Dorothy Siena College Jodi O’Donnell

Gamelin Wins 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award

The ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are proud to announce Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington, as the winner of the third Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award. Dr. Gamelin was nominated by his peers for his broad, unique, and outstanding sustained contribution to the development of inorganic nanoscience. He will be presented with an award at a symposium in his honor at the fall ACS National Meeting, August 16-20, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Dr. Gamelin’s research interests focus on combining synthesis, spectroscopy, and ligand field theory or ab initio electronic-structure methods to elucidate key functional properties of inorganic materials. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Senior Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg, and a Scialog Fellow of the Research Corporation.


Request for Nominations for the Boston Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer

If you wish to nominate someone through the Division of Inorganic Chemistry:

1. Please read and carefully follow the instructions below
2. *Please send the completed form (attached) to either of the DIC award co-chairs Stephanie Brock ( or Tim Warren ( by 5PM on Feb. 16 [note-this is earlier than the Feb 22 date mentioned below so that DIC has time to conduct reviews]*
3. Please note that the DIC can only forward two nominations, and thus nominations will be reviewed to select finalists


To: ACS Division Secretaries

cc: ACS Division Officers, MPPG Executive Committee

The Kavli Foundation has agreed to sponsor The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture through 2025 featuring two lectures at each ACS national meeting. The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture is awarded to an outstanding chemical scientist who is less than 10 years past receipt of his/her PhD and is under 40 years of age.  The candidate is a distinguished younger scientist who is highly regarded by his or her peers for significant contributions to an area of chemistry or related multidisciplinary area of chemistry.

MPPG is very pleased to sponsor the sixth lecture in this series at the 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston with the involvement of the ACS Divisions in nominating the candidates for this award.

Please take this opportunity to reach out to your division members to send recommendations to the Division for consideration.  All nominations must be submitted by the Division Secretary or acting Division Secretary to the email box using the attached Emerging Leader Nomination Form. *[please note instructions above!]*

Nominations must be received by February 22, 2015. *[Feb 16 5PM to DIC awards co-chairs]*

Please note that Divisions who submitted nominations for previous meetings, may resubmit them at the Division’s discretion as long as the candidate meets the nominating criteria for the Denver meeting.


Luke Achenie, 2015 MPPG Chair