Chemistry Prof. George Schatz wins Marsha I. Lester Award for Exemplary Impact in Physical Chemistry


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Pavan Acharya, Campus Editor

Chemistry Prof. George Schatz has received the inaugural Marsha I. Lester Award for Exemplary Impact in Physical Chemistry, the University announced Monday.

The award — granted by the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society — is named for Marsha I. Lester, a distinguished chemistry professor at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Schatz, who is also a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Chemical Society, studies properties of nanomaterials, such as plasmonic nanoparticles. He was the editor in chief of the Journal of Physical Chemistry from 2005 to 2019. Schatz also made an appearance on the Times Higher Education list of Top 100 Chemists of the Past Decade for the years 2000 to 2010. 

He will be honored for the award in San Francisco in August.

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