Recognizing Outstanding Faculty
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Brazdil on being named a 2015 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her distinguished service to the field of chemistry. ACS bestows this distinction to professionals for excellence and leadership in scientific research, education, and volunteer service in the ACS. Seventy eight individuals across the country received this recognition this year.
Dr. Brazdil was cited for the development and mechanistic studies of industrial catalysts and leadership in chemistry education innovation to make chemistry concepts accessible, relevant, and interesting for students. At Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Brazdil teaches in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is the Director of the Center for Science and Math Education, and leads several key projects that support students in STEM education. She has been lauded for her devotion to facilitating comprehending the complex nature of science and for helping students achieve a deep understanding and appreciation for chemistry that move them into the professional arena of science. Brazdil says that she, “Is honored by this distinction that highlights the great collaborative work and exciting advances in catalysis science of which I was able to be a part as well as the exciting education research and practice that allows me to share the excitement of chemistry with students.”
ACS Fellows Program Purpose
The purpose of the ACS Fellows Program is to recognize and honor members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their equally exemplary service to the Society. The ACS Fellows Program recognizes specifically for those who have made exceptional contributions to the science or profession and have provided excellent volunteer service to the ACS community.