A top ACS award going to UO chemistry professor Geri Richmond
University of Oregon chemistry professor Geri Richmond has been named winner of the Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids. She will receive the award at the 2011 spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 27-31, in Anaheim, Calif.
“This is a big deal,” Richmond said of the award sponsored by the ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co. “The award is one of the most coveted in the field of condensed matter chemical physics.”
Richmond, the UO’s Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, will be the award's 30th recipient and first woman since its inception in 1980.
The award recognizes her contributions toward understanding the chemistry and physics of liquids, and her 15 years of pioneering applications of laser nonlinear spectroscopies and theoretical molecular modeling to the study of liquid surfaces.