Chemistry researcher Karen Wooley receives honors from Royal Society

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Karen L. Wooley, a distinguished professor of chemistry who conducts laboratory research at Texas A&M University, has been selected as one of three international recipients of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize for 2014.

The Centenary Prize is awarded annually to outstanding chemists from overseas who also are exceptional communicators and, as such, are invited to deliver lectures on their award-winning research within the British Isles during the next academic year. It was founded in 1947 to commemorate the centenary of what was then known as the Chemical Society in 1841.

Wooley is cited “for transforming the field of polymer chemistry through the adaptation of synthetic organic chemistry concepts and the concept of macromolecular engineering.” In addition to an invited lectureship opportunity, she will receive £5000, a medal and a certificate.

The Centenary Prize is part of a broader overall recognition portfolio that includes more than 60 prizes and awards designed to reward outstanding work carried out by scientists in specialized areas spanning the breadth of the chemical sciences, from research and education to business and industry.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

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