Teresa Head-Gordon named ACS Fellow

July 17, 2018

Theresa Head-Gordon

For Immediate Release
Berkeley, CA

The American Chemical Society has named Chancellor’s Professor of Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Teresa Head-Gordon as an ACS Fellow for 2018. Head-Gordon has been recognized for her development of advanced theoretical and computational models and methodologies applied to chemical physics and biophysics of water and solvation, macromolecules and assemblies, complex interfaces, and catalysis. She has also been recognized for her contribution to the ACS community through her leadership as a PHYS Division Councilor, member and chair of the National Award Selection Committee, and editorial advisory board member for ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry.

She has led the creation of a new online Professional Master's in Molecular Science and Software Engineering that will launch in Fall 2019 that is the first joint degree between the College of Chemistry and College of Engineering. She was also co-recipient (with John Arnold and Anne Baranger) of the 2018 Berkeley Collegium award for Expanding Research Opportunities for Chemistry Undergraduates: Computational Chemistry for Transfer Students (CC-TS). 

Head-Gordon is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering and a Schlumberger Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The new Fellows will be feted at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston this August. The Fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.