Keith Stine, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

Keith Stine, professor of chemistry at UMSL, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. (Photo by August Jennewein)

The 2014 class of ASC Fellows includes 99 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS.

Stine said he’s honored by the designation and that he didn’t achieve it all by himself.

“I especially thank those who nominated me and the opportunities for outreach to students by the St. Louis section of the American Chemical Society and those who have collaborated or worked with me on research projects,” he said.

Stine joined UMSL’s chemistry department in 1990. His research involves studies of modified surfaces and nanostructures.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N. J., and received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA.

“The scientists selected as this year’s class of ACS Fellows are truly a dedicated group,” said ACS President Tom Barton. “Their outstanding contributions to advancing chemistry through service to the society are many. In their quest to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry, they are helping us to fulfill the vision of the American Chemical Society.”

The 2014 Fellows will be recognized at a ceremony and reception on Aug. 11, during the Society’s 248th National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fellows will receive a lapel pin and a certificate.

The Fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.

Lawrence Barton, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at UMSL, was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2012. Barton has been involved in the ACS for 40 years, including serving as chair and chair-elect.

With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

Myra Lopez

Myra Lopez