The Carolina-Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce Professor Hans-Conrad zur Loye as the recipient of the 2016 Charles H. Stone Award, given in honor of the local industrialist and founding member of the Section. The award is given biannually to the most outstanding chemist in the southeastern United States, recognizing contributions to the field of chemistry through activities in the scientific community, public outreach, education, and research.
Prof. zur Loye is the David W. Robinson Palmetto Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Carolina and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He was selected as the recipient of the Charles H. Stone Award for his broad record of excellence in teaching, research and service. For more than 20 years, his research has focused on the development of high-temperature solution crystal growth techniques to target the synthesis of new functional materials. His current research is focused on the preparation of new luminescent and scintillating complex oxides, on new porous zeolitic materials and, more recently, on the investigation of new complex uranium-containing oxides to develop new classes of hierarchical materials for the long-term sequestration and storage of nuclear waste in persistent architectures. He is the director of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, the Center for Hierarchical Wasteform Materials, CHWM, located at the at the University of South Carolina.