Two accomplished CSP Senior Investigators Theresa Reineke and Jane Wissinger, have been named American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows for the year 2023.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor Theresa Reineke, who also holds the Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science, has made significant contributions to macromolecular chemistry, with research spanning interdisciplinary fields of the physical sciences. Reineke currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of ACS’ Bioconjugate Chemistry journal and co-founded Nanite Inc. and Liberate Bio, based on her research at the University of Minnesota. Her extensive accolades include the American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, DuPont Nutrition and Health Sciences Excellence Medal, and recognition from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.
Distinguished University Teaching Professor Jane Wissinger, who has dedicated 25 years to the UMN Department of Chemistry, has been a trailblazer in advancing sustainable and green chemistry education. Her passion for nurturing young minds is evident in her curriculum development efforts, exemplifying modern green chemistry methodologies and fostering inquiry-based learning. Wissinger’s commitment to education and sustainable practices is further underscored by her role as the founding chair of the UMN Sustainable and Green Chemistry committee. Her impact extends beyond the classroom, encompassing statewide workshops for high school teachers and recognition like the 2018 ACS-CEI Award for Incorporation of Sustainability in Chemistry Education.
Professors Reineke and Wissinger exceptional contributions to the field have earned them a well-deserved place among the ACS Fellows.
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