The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) presented several awards during the fall ACS national meeting in Boston. The HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, cosponsored by Hewlett-Packard, recognizes the early success and academic potential of computational chemists who are on the tenure track but have not yet received tenure. The winners are Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University; John Herbert, Ohio State University; Arjan van der Vaart, University of South Florida; and Feng Wang, Boston University. Each will receive $1,000.
The CCG Excellence Award, cosponsored by Montreal-based software company Chemical Computing Group (CCG), recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student in computational chemistry. The recipients are Qin Cai, University of California, Irvine; Scott Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles; Bonnie Merchant, Duquesne University; Roberto Olivares-Amaya, Harvard University; and Yat Tang, Washington University in St. Louis. The winners will each receive $1,150 and a copy of CCG’s MOE (Molecular Operating Environment) software with a one-year license.
For more information on COMP’s awards, visit its website at acscomp.org/Awards.