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BC Professor Lawrence T. Scott Named
Fellow of the American Chemical Society


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (August 2012) -- Lawrence T. Scott, holder of the Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Chair in Chemistry at Boston College and a leader in the development of laboratory methods for the chemical synthesis of carbon-rich materials, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Lawrence Scott
Lawrence T. Scott

Scott was nominated by colleagues and chosen for his “extraordinary achievements in and contributions to the sciences” as well as his public service work.

Scott and other members of the 2012 class of ACS fellows will be honored on August 20 during the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Philadelphia.

With more than 164,000 members worldwide, the American Chemical Society ranks as the largest single-science professional society in the world. The Fellows Program was inaugurated in 2009 and less than one percent of the members of the ACS have been named Fellows of the Society.
 
Scott joined the faculty at Boston College in 1993 and currently occupies the Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family Chair in Chemistry. He is best known to scientists for his development of laboratory methods for the chemical synthesis of carbon-rich materials such as C60, higher fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and novel graphene substructures.

He currently serves as chair-elect for the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and sits on the editorial advisory board for The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Since 2006, he has served also as associate chair of the BC chemistry department.

A list of the 2012 ACS Fellows appeared in the July issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

--Ed Hayward is associate director of the Office of News & Public Affairs; ed.hayward@bc.edu