Professor Montes has been named a 2010 ACS fellow.

08/23/ 2010
Professor Ingrid Montes was just named the 2010 ACS fellow. The ACS Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.”

The recognition will be given this week at the ACS National Meeting in Boston. This is an honor to our Department and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus  given the fact that she is the only one in this list from Puerto Rico  since this program started in 2009.

Congrats, Ingrid!

Below is the Chem. & Eng. News summary.

“Whether it’s making new materials, finding cures for disease, or developing energy alternatives, these fellows are scientific leaders, improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” said ACS President Joseph S. Francisco in announcing the 2010 class of ACS Fellows. “They are also consummate volunteers who contribute tirelessly to the community and the profession.”

The 192 new ACS Fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston later this month. The members of this class represent well the breadth of the discipline: 33 of ACS’s 34 technical divisions are represented. And 79 of its 189 local sections are represented.

The fellows program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science, the profession, and service to the society. This year’s group members, like the first 163 ACS Fellows named in 2009, represent academe, industry, and government. Additional information about the program is available at