IONiC VIPEr Learning Objects Honoring 2022 ACS National Award Recipients

Learning Objects honoring the 2022 ACS Award recipientsTo honor the 2022 ACS National Award recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry, the IONiC VIPEr community has prepared a collection of teaching materials to help you feature the works of these outstanding scientists in your classroom. The collection includes problem sets, literature discussions, a slide tutorial, and an in-class activity. The title of each learning object includes the name of the awardee. Members of the DIC community are welcome and encouraged to add to the collection. Contact Hilary Eppley ( or Shirley Lin ( for more information on how to submit to VIPEr and add to the collection.

Al Sattelberger, University of Central Florida

ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry for outstanding contributions to early transition metal and actinide chemistry, and a track record of building innovative inorganic chemistry programs at two national labs

Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution for outstanding achievements in the study of bis(phosphino)metallocene compounds accomplished with undergraduate researchers and for his dedication to mentoring students and faculty

Susan Kauzlarich, University of California, Davis

ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry for the development of a new class of inorganic compounds, transition-metal Zintl phases, and demonstrating their application in energy conversion devices and as nanoparticle synthons

R. Morris Bullock, Pacific Northwest National Lab

ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry for pioneering contributions to earth-abundant metal catalysts for the production and utilization of dihydrogen, and fundamental studies on the reactivity of transition metal hydrides

Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto

F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry for the discovery of frustrated Lewis pairs that unveiled main-group catalysts for hydrogenations, C-C bond formation, and C-F derivatization, new paradigms that are applied across the discipline

Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, University of California, Santa Barbara

ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry for seminal contributions to fundamental science and technology development for catalytic lignin conversion to renewable chemicals, fuels, and materials following green chemistry and engineering principles

Justin J. Wilson, Cornell University

Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator for his interdisciplinary and broad-reaching research in the field of bioinorganic medicinal chemistry

Philip P. Power, University of California, Davis

Frederick Hawthorne Award in Main Group Inorganic Chemistry for contributions to synthetic main group chemistry and recognition of the role played by dispersion effects in stabilizing main group species

Vivian W.-W. Yam, The University of Hong Kong

Josef Michl ACS Award in Photochemistry for contributions to inorganic/organometallic photochemistry through innovative design of chromophoric/luminescent metal complexes and their supramolecular assemblies for advancing OLED, sensing, and solar energy research

T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia

George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry for significant contributions to catalytic hydrocarbon functionalization including advancements on arene alkylation/alkenylation as well as catalytic partial oxidation of light alkanes

Jerzy Klosin, Dow

ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry for the development of versatile homogeneous catalysts for the production of a wide range of polymer-based materials on a large industrial scale