These 12 Awardees have been selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The Awards Committee has been particularly interested in nominees with a history of leadership and/or community service during their careers.

The awardees of the IUPAC 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are as follows:

    Professor Lucia Banci, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Professor Margret Brimble, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Professor Ewa Bulska, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland
    Professor Karen Gleason, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Professor Janet Hering, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Du?bendorf, Switzerland
    Professor Nadia G.  Kandile, Ain Shams University, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
    Professor Maki Kawai, RIKEN & The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Professor Hyunjoo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea
    Professor Carmen Najera, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    Professor Helga R�bsamen-Schaeff, AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany
    Professor Roberta Sessoli, Universit� degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Professor Livia Simon Sarkadi, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


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