Dr. Vicki Grassian receives ACS Midwest Award
Professor Vicki Grassian, F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Chemistry was recently named the 70th recipient of the ACS Midwest Award. This award is given by the St. Louis Section of the ACS to publicly recognize outstanding achievements in chemistry in the Midwest region. Professor Grassian, who joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1990, received the Midwest award for her exemplary contributions to chemistry, that span the areas of heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry and health and environmental implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology, her outstanding teaching accomplishments and innovations, and for her exemplary mentoring, particularly of women. Professor Grassian has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and she has mentored over one hundred students and postdocs in her laboratory. The 2014 Midwest Award will be presented to Professor Grassian at the 49th Midwest Regional ACS Meeting to be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia from November 1215, 2014. An awards symposium and Professor Grassian's award address will be on Thursday, November 14, 2014.