Ford Wins Royal Society of Chemistry Award
UCSB chemistry professor recognized for his work in understanding the mechanisms of inorganic chemistry
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) — UC Santa Barbara’s Peter Ford, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won the 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry (RCS) Inorganic Mechanisms Award for his fundamental contributions to the mechanisms of inorganic photochemistry, homogeneous catalysis and the bioinorganic chemistry of nitric oxide and related nitrogen oxide species.
RCS award winners are evaluated for the originality and impact of their research as well as the quality of the results shown in publications, patents or even software. An illustrious list of 47 previous RCS award winners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work.
“I am greatly honored to receive the Royal Society of Chemistry Inorganic Mechanisms Award,” said Ford, who is the founding director of the multicampus National Science Foundation Center for the Sustainable Use of Renewable Feedstocks (CenSURF) headquartered at UCSB. “The RCS is one of the foremost scientific societies in the world, and this award is especially meaningful since it recognizes the collective research achievements of the graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other colleagues with whom I’ve collaborated here at UCSB.”