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UCLA Chemist receives American Chemical Society Award


The American Chemical Society has honored Richard B. Kaner with the 2012 ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials. The award recognizes Kaner “for the development of simple, high-yield, widely applicable synthetic routes to important materials including conducting polymer nanofibers, ultraincompressible superhard ceramics and carbon nanostructures including graphene.” The award will be presented to him at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego on March 27, 2012.

Kaner is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute. Kaner is the second faculty member in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to win the award in recent years. The first was Omar Yaghi.