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Professor Shallcross honoured by American Chemical Society

10 September 2020

Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Dudley Shallcross is to receive the 2021 George C. Pimentel Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The award recognises innovative contributions to the teaching of chemistry from elementary school to postgraduate study and the promotion of chemistry to prospective students and the public. The ACS national awards recipients will be honoured at an awards ceremony on 23 March 2021, in conjunction with the ACS 2021 Spring National Meeting, in San Antonio, Texas. 

A  George C Pimentel Award nominee must have made outstanding contributions to chemical education, including the training of professional chemists; the dissemination of reliable information about chemistry to prospective chemists, members of the profession, students in other fields, and the general public; and the integration of chemistry into our educational system.   

Professor Shallcross joined Bristol in 1999 as a lecturer, then Reader (2004) and now Professor (2007), conducting research into atmospheric chemistry, science education and public engagement in science. He is currently the Director of the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust. 

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the US Congress, the American Chemical Society is one of the world’s largest scientific organisations, with more than 150,000 members in over 140 countries and over 60 peer-reviewed journals. The ACS provides information, education, career services, professional development and engagement programs to help its members and scientists thrive. It also supports teaching and learning for students of all ages through grants and scholarships, and encourages investments in STEM education, research and innovation.

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