Issue Date: January 4, 2016
ACS Award For Creative Work In Fluorine Chemistry: Steven H. Strauss
Sponsor: Juhua Group Technology Center, China
Citation: For the synthesis and application of highly fluorinated superweak anions and structural and spectroscopic characterization of perfluoroalkylated fullerenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Current position: professor of chemistry, Colorado State University
Education: B.A., chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College; M.S., Ph.D., inorganic chemistry, Northwestern University
Strauss on his biggest research challenge: “Becoming a ‘self-taught’ fluorine chemist is probably the biggest challenge I have had in my career. Handling fluorine and . . .
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