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    Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919)

    Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919), is celebrated as the first self-made female millionaire in the U.S., regardless of race or ethnicity. Primarily an entrepreneur, she made her fortune in hair care products designed for African-American women, founding the Madame C.J. Walker Manufactu...

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    Prof. LeRoy Jones II

    Chicago ACS member Dr. LeRoy Jones II, an Assoc. Professor and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University, has a remarkable range of research interests: self-healing bone cement, lightweight fuel cells, mechanistic studies of organometallic catalysts, and other applicat...

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    Prof. Valerie Gloss

    Prof. Valerie Gloss is our Nanotech expert at Chicago State University ! Alum of CSU, and PhD graduate of University of Notre Dame, she's awesome! ACS member and author of several academic papers, Gloss focuses on "understanding binding and structural properties of nanostructures". She's proficient ...

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    Prof. John Watson

    Born in 1940 Chicago, biochemist Dr. John Watson earned his BS from Illinois Institute of Technology and his PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago (NAVY PIER CAMPUS). At the U. of California San Francisco (UCSF), he became a Biochemistry Professor specializing in regulation of metabolic pathway...

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    Prof. Aida Abraha

    Chicago ACS member, expert in Alzheimer's Disease, Biochem Prof, and Assoc Dean at Chicago State University, Dr. Aida Abraha came from Ethiopia and earned her BS at CSU, her PhD at Loyola University Chicago, and did postdocs at Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University. #blackhistorymonth...

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    Prof. Jean-Luc Ayitou

    Dr. Jean-Luc Ayitou is just starting his professorial career at the Illinois Institute of Technology, but he just won the Chem Dept's FIRST National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Award! #blackhistorymonth . His research blends synthesis, photochem, and photophysics in the fields of Energy, M...

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    Mae Jemison, M.D., astronaut

    As an astronaut, M.D., chemical engineer, ACS member, and dancer, Chicago native Dr. Mae Jemison is out of this world! #blackhistorymonth At 16, she graduated CPS' Morgan Park High School and went to Stanford University, earning a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1977 while also pursuing Afro-American...

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    Dr. Grant Venerable

    P-chem PhD alumnus of The University of Chicago, former Associate Provost of Chicago State University, Dr. Grant Venerable also worked at Argonne National Laboratory' Radiation Chemistry section. As postdoc, he was awarded the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship to study nuclear medicine at UCL...

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    Dr. Joe Francisco

    ?????? Chicago ACS ??'s Dr. Joe Francisco!! "I saw patterns in what others considered noise." With ~500 peer-reviewed papers and decades of service, Dr. F. became global American Chemical Society President and visited Chicago to present the prestigious Willard Gibbs Medal in 2009. Now the the Dean a...

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    Dr. Henry Cecil McBay

    BANG!! Dr. Henry Cecil McBay (1914-1995), 1945 PhD graduate of The University of Chicago, specialized in the chemistry of explosive materials derived from hydrogen peroxide. His work was deemed sufficiently important that he did not have to serve in the military in WWII. In both 1944 and '45, he rec...

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