Professor Wins Chemical Society Award
December 11, 2012 – The Chemical Society of Washington has awarded Georgetown professor Richard Weiss with the Charles L. Gordon Award for his contributions to the society and the broader chemistry community.
“Professor Weiss has provided valuable service to our local section by administering the College Achievement Awards since 2008, helping CSW to recognize the best and brightest undergraduate students in our region,” according to a statement on the CSW website. “In addition, he has served since 2009 as a mentor for Project SEED, which provides opportunities for economically disadvantaged high school students to gain research experience in a chemistry laboratory.”
When he’s not working with CSW or preparing students for futures in science, the professor of chemistry researches mechanistic photochemistry and photophysics, mechanisms of reactions and nuclear magnetic resonance.
Some of the materials in his lab at Georgetown’s Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology are being examined as reversible adhesives, as food additives, for art conservation and as dispersants and coagulants to contain oil spills.