Rick Laine Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Rick Laine Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Professor Rick Laine

Professor Rick Laine has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) as part of the 2015 class.  

The ACS Fellows Program recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.

Professor Laine's citation:


Contribution to the science/profession: Developed synthetic routes to novel silicon-containing materials, especially ceramic precursors; new methods of making metal oxide nanopowders; novel homogeneous catalysts for the water–gas shift reaction; homogeneous cluster catalyst models of heterogeneous catalyst; and synthetic routes to silicon cage compounds.

Contribution to the ACS community: Organized multiple international workshops and symposia and edited several special issues and books on organic/inorganic hybrid materials. Served on ACS award committees and the ACS Exam on Polymer Chemistry and Materials update with the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division and the Division of Polymer Chemistry.