Professor receives prestigious award in nuclear chemistry

September 15, 2005

University of Kentucky chemistry professor Steve Yates has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the Glenn T. Seaborg Award from the American Chemical Society. He received this award based on research he has conducted in the fields of nuclear chemistry and nuclear physics.

"I was traveling to Mongolia when I learned I had been selected to receive the Seaborg Award," Yates said. "The news certainly made my 14-hour flight more enjoyable. This is the most prestigious award in nuclear chemistry and I feel greatly honored to receive it."

This award is given each year to recognize and encourage research in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry. The American Chemical Society (ACS) selects the recipients, who receive $3,000 and a certifcate, as well as covered travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented. A five-day symposium in Yates's honor will be held at the 2006 spring meeting of the ACS in Atlanta.

The ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology sponsors the Award.

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