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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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    Lloyd Hall (1894-1971)

    Next time you see antioxidants used to keep food fresh, give a nod to Lloyd Hall (1894-1971). As a fresh graduate of Northwestern UniversityAND The University of Chicago in pharmaceutical chemistry, Hall was hired over the phone by Western Electric Company. But once they found he was black, they res...

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    Always Looking for Volunteers

    ALWAYS LOOKING The Chicago ACS is always looking for volunteers! Want to help with community outreach at a library, museum, school, or other setting? Contact the Community Activities Committee: community@chicagoacs.org Like hosting parties? You'd enjoy setting up the meeting arrangements and menu...

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    Dr. Cherlyn Bradley

    Celebrating United Nations' Int'l Women in Science Day AND #blackhistorymonth, we recognize Chicago ACS' own Dr. Cherlyn Bradley (1951-2014). Named a prestigious American Chemical Society Fellow in 2012, Dr. Bradley's career combined excellent contributions to analytical chemistry (primarily during ...

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    Dr. Albert Stewart

    Recipient of The University of Chicago's Alumni Citation Award, Dr. Albert Stewart worked 35 years in the Nuclear Division at Union Carbide, eventually becoming Assistant Director of Research. Early on, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy, but was trained to be an officer, and became Second Lieutenant...

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    Dr. Reatha Clark King

    Dr. Reatha Clark King earned her PhD from The University of Chicago and was the first female African American chemist employed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. At York College / CUNY, she was Assoc. Prof., then Associate Dean. After earneing her MBA from Columbia University in ...

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    Dr. Fillmore Freeman

    Dr. Fillmore Freeman, a graduate of John Marshall Metropolitan High School (Chicago Public Schools), made his name as a Prof. at University of California, Irvine) doing physical organic chemistry, including computational chemistry. His research synthesizing anti-viral and anti-tumor compounds includ...

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    Prof. Billy Joe Evans

    Prof. Billie Joe Evans went from Coordinator for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters to full Professor at the University of Michigan (after getting his Chemistry PhD in 1968 from The University of Chicago). Specializing in solid state chemistry that "directly affects human environments", he also...

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    Dr. Lilia Abron

    Dr. Lilia Abron is a chemical engineer who spent time at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Abron founded Peer Africa with the mission of building energy-efficient homes in post-apartheid South Africa, earning her the ...

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