University of Vermont Professor of Chemistry Rory Waterman was selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The purpose of the ACS Fellows Program is to recognize members of the society for their outstanding contributions to the science and profession of chemistry, and for their equally exemplary service.Only 1-2% of ACS members achieve this honor.
ACS recognized Waterman’s research in the discovery and investigation of new catalysts, particularly those that utilize the critically important element phosphorus. ACS also honored Waterman’s service activities, including his contributions as co-founder the New Faculty Workshop, which has supported more than 500 new chemistry faculty around the country since 2012, and his continued work involving high school students in research.
“The College of Arts and Sciences prides itself on attracting excellent teacher/scholars,” said College of Arts and Science Dean Bill Falls. “We’re gratified to see Rory recognized both for his research contributions and his service to the profession. It’s a high honor for him and the department of chemistry.”
Waterman is a Fellow at the American Institute of Chemists (2016) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015). In addition to his teaching and research activities, he serves as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM.