Grassian Receives National Environmental Science and Technology Award

Friday, October 7, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

Vicki H. Grassian, professor in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry and the College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been named the 2012 recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology.

Sponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, the award is given to encourage creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies that will reduce health risk factors.

Grassian was recognized for her original and creative contributions in understanding mineral dust aerosol and its impact on atmospheric chemistry and climate.
Grassian, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Chemistry and director of The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at the UI, has research interests involving particulate matter, including nanoparticles, with respect to atmospheric and environmental chemistry as well as human health. She was named an ACS Fellow in August.
A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, the ACS has more than 163,000 members and is the world's largest scientific society.