Chemist Marisa Kozlowski Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

September 19, 2013

Penn Arts and Sciences Professor of Chemistry Marisa Kozlowski was inducted as a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at its 246th National Meeting in Indianapolis September 9. Her citation noted the important advances she has made in chemical reaction methods and her development of new computational methods for the design and evaluation of ligands for reactions.

Kozlowski’s research focuses on the rational design of new methods and catalysts for use in organic synthesis. These new synthetic methods comprise the key steps in total synthesis strategies for a variety of important pharmaceutical agents and natural products.

Earlier this year Kozlowski was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. In 2012 she won the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award for extraordinary research that has led to scientific breakthroughs. She has also received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, as well as Penn’s Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor.

The world’s largest scientific society, ACS represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.