Kit Cummins wins Pauling Medal | September 18, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 37 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 37 | p. 41 | Awards
Issue Date: September 18, 2017

Kit Cummins wins Pauling Medal

Department: ACS News
Keywords: Awards
Credit: Justin Knight Photography
Christopher Cummins.
Credit: Justin Knight Photography

Christopher (Kit) Cummins, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the 2017 recipient of the Linus Pauling Medal Award, presented by the ACS Portland, Puget Sound, and Oregon Sections in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of Linus Pauling, a native of the Pacific Northwest.

Cummins’s research focuses on developing new methods of inorganic synthesis. He is using quantum chemical investigations to provide a theoretical framework for analysis of chemical bonding, reaction mechanisms, and property predictions. His work has applications in synthetic nitrogen fixation, carbon dioxide reduction, solar energy storage, next-generation battery technologies, and catalysis.

Cummins will receive his award and present a talk during the Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium & Award Banquet on Nov. 18 at Portland State University.

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