Richard Adams receives national chemistry award
Dr. Richard Adams received the American Chemical Society's Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry March 23. The award was presented to him at the Society's 239th national meeting, which was held in San Francisco. The award was sponsored by Strem Chemicals.
Adams, who has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as a professor in 1984. In addition to an illustrious career in research and teaching, he served as director of USC's NanoCenter from 2001 to 2005. He has been a Carolina Distinguished Professor since 2006.
Adams is the author and coauthor of more than 500 research publications, including several chemistry textbooks. He is an active member of several professional organizations, and he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He received his first American Chemistry Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry in 1999.
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