Joseph Francisco Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Joseph Francisco

Joseph Francisco, President's Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). Election to APS honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.

Research in Francisco's laboratory focuses on basic studies in spectroscopy, kinetics, and photochemistry of novel transient species in the gas phase, in aerosol, and at the ice-quasi liquid layer. These species play an important role in atmospheric processes. Over his distinguished career, Francisco has served as the president of both the American Chemical Society and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” The APS is unusual among learned societies because its membership is composed of top scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

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