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We are glad to inform you that Dr. Véronique Gouverneur, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), is selected as the 2021 laureate of the International Henri Moissan Prize for her work in fluorine chemistry which has many notable applications, especially in pharmaceutical drugs and in positron emission tomography . Please see the Press Release attached. Warmest Congratulations Dr. Gouverneur! The Henri Moissan International Prize is awarded every three years to a scientist of international standing who made major contributions in the field of fluorine chemistry. This prize was created to commemorate Moissan's isolation of elemental fluorine in 1886, for which he received the first Nobel Prize in chemistry attributed to a French scientist. Since 2006, the "Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie" has taken in charge the management of the prize, in order to give a perennial structure to this prestigious award. Professor Véronique Gouverneur will receive from Bernard Bigot, President of the “Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie” and Chair of the Moissan Prize Scientific Committee, the specially made 2021 Moissan medal, on 9th November 2022 during a symposium organized in Paris (France) by the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie. She will also make a presentation at the 23rd International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry due to take place in Québec (Canada) in July 2023.
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry Doctoral Thesis Award Call for Nominations, Deadline Sept 1, 2021 The ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry Doctoral Thesis Award acknowledges an outstanding doctoral student each year for excellence in conjunction with her/his doctoral research in any area of fluorine chemistry. The doctoral thesis may be written in any language. The Doctoral Thesis Award will be given to a worthy candidate regardless of the candidate’s nationality and country from which the thesis originated. The doctoral student must be nominated by the student’s doctoral supervisor. The nominating supervisor must hold concurrent memberships in the American Chemical Society and the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry. The nomination must include (1) an electronic copy of the thesis, (2) an English abstract of the thesis, and (3) a nomination letter from her/his supervisor that (a) provides the date of the thesis defense, (b) a statement relating to the significance and (c) the quality of the student’s the doctoral research work, and (d) a list of publications that have thus far resulted from the student’s doctoral research work. The nomination deadline is September 1 of the year in which the award is presented; the student must have successfully defended the doctoral thesis during the preceding 12 months (Sept 1 of the previous award year to August 31 of the present award year) to be eligible for the award in that year. Students who defend after Sept 1 are eligible for the Award in the following year. All nominations must be submitted electronically to Michael Gerken, the Chair of the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry: firstname.lastname@example.org. The awardee will receive (1) a certificate, (2) one-year registration as a full ACS and ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry member, (3) an invitation to present a lecture at the next ACS Winter Fluorine Conference, and (4) a cash award of $300 US. In the event the student is already an ACS Member (and/or an ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry Member), the membership fee(s) will be added to the cash award.
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