Chemistry’s John Protasiewicz named American Chemical Society Fellow

John ProtasiewiczJohn D. Protasiewicz, professor of chemistry, has been selected as a member of the 2013 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows.

Protasiewicz’s areas of research interest include inorganic chemistry, materials and energy, organometallic chemistry, crystallography and more. His research group’s work aims to understand “the fundamental details of transition-metal catalyzed atom and group transfer reactions,” according to the group’s website. They hope to use their knowledge to develop new catalytic reactions and construct novel materials.

ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the sciences and for providing excellent volunteer service to the ACS community. Protasiewicz will be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis Sept. 9.

Ninety-six individuals are part of the 2013 class of ACS Fellows. The fellows program began in 2009.

For more information on the program or to view the full list of 2013 fellows, visit