University of Texas (UT) at Arlington chemistry and biochemistry professor Daniel W. Armstrong has been named to the 2013 Class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Armstrong will be honored among the other 95 members named to this year’s Class of Fellows at the induction ceremony scheduled to take place in Indianapolis in September at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Convention- titled “Chemistry in Motion.” His induction as a fellow of the ACS provides recognition for his hard work and dedication to the chemistry field.
Armstrong has provided contributions to the science community throughout his years of experience, including mentoring over 100 graduate students, authoring more than 550 publications, holding 20 patents, and founding the syndicated National Public Radio (NPR) show “We’re Science.” This radio show was broadcasted on the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network as well as an additional 140 NPR stations. He is considered the “father” of pseudophase separations in scientific circles, and has developed a variety of new methods to separate chemical mixtures, leading to advances in the development of pharmaceutical drugs and disease identification. Armstrong has won many awards for his scientific work in the past, including the ACS Award in Chromatography Chirality Gold Medal, the ACS Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach, and The Chromatographic Society’s Martin Medal, among many others.
Armstrong was nominated for the award by colleague E. Thomas Strom – a 2009 ACS Fellow and adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The American Chemical Society boasts of over 163,000 members, making it the world’s largest scientific society.