International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Pure and Applied Chemistry Recognizes the “Hand of Youth” in Shaping Chemistry

Activity by Chris Brouwer   |   added on Jan 10, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

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The January 2011 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC) features a collection of articles from past winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, from inception of this annual competition in 2000 up to 2009.

For nearly 10 years, IUPAC has been awarding the Prize for Young Chemistry “to encourage outstanding young research scientists at the beginning of their careers.” To date, 46 young scientists have been recognized with this award. As the International Year of Chemistry gets underway, the January 2011 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC) features a collection of articles from past winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, from inception of this annual competition in 2000 up to 2009.* The issue is available online at www.iupac.org/publications/pac/83/1

Fittingly subtitled “Perspectives and Challenges for the International Year of Chemistry,” this special issue of PAC will hopefully inspire and enthuse readers with fascinating insights into new and emerging aspects of the chemical sciences. The special issue, the brainchild of PAC scientific editor James Bull, features 17 articles covering a rich variety of topics such as the following: 

  • Graphene oxide as surfactant sheets
  • Energy, supramolecular chemistry, fullerenes, and the sky
  • Chemistry meets nutrition: Toward a systems biological description of human metabolism

“This issue of PAC pays its own tribute to the many brilliant young scientists who have been recognized by the Prize for Young Chemists jury over the past 10 years,” wrote IUPAC President Nicole Moreau in the preface to the issue. “We are grateful to those who accepted the invitation to contribute to this special collection . . .  I congratulate all prize winners, past and present, and wish them fulfilling and successful careers, driven by enthusiasm and belief in the great future of our discipline.”

*The works of the 2010 winners are featured in the December 2010 issue of PAC http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/82/12/.


Topic: young investigators, publications, pure and applied chemistry Audience: professors, professional chemists, post graduate students, universities, research scientists
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