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Vincent Ortiz Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Published: 07/16/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

Dr. Vincent Ortiz has been selected as a member of the 2019 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

“It is an honor to be included in such distinguished company,” said Dr. Ortiz. “The ACS Fellows provide a standard of accomplishment that inspires dedication to scientific inquiry and public service.”

The ACS Fellows Program showcases members for their achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the Society.

“It is an outstanding achievement to be chosen as an ACS Fellow,” shared Dr. Curtis Shannon, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Vince Ortiz has consistently made significant contributions to the field of computation chemistry over his entire 30 year career, and has inspired young chemists through his important work with NOBBChE. My colleagues and I are proud that he is being given this distinction by the ACS.”

Since 2006, Dr. Ortiz has been the Ruth W. Molette Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University. His research area is theoretical chemistry.

He also held the position of Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for eight years. Before joining Auburn, he worked as a professor at Kansas State University and the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Ortiz graduated with his doctorate degree from the University of Florida, and held postdoctoral research fellow positions at Harvard University and Cornell University.

He will be officially recognized at the national meeting of the ACS this August in San Diego, California.

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