Friday, August 3, 2012

Joseph Calo Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Joseph Calo, Professor Emeritus at the Brown School of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Calo is one of 96 fellows in the 2012 class and will be honored at the society’s national meeting in Philadelphia in August.

A founder of the chemical engineering program at Brown, Calo was honored for his research contributions in chemical kinetics and transport phenomena as applied to carbon materials, environmental characterization/remediation, and energy conversion.

He served as treasurer, councilor, technical program secretary and representative of the Fuel Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels, ENFL) Division to the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG), and Divisional Activities Committee (DAC) member of ACS.

"I'd like to congratulate Professor Calo on this spectacular achievement,” said Dean Larry Larson. “Becoming a Fellow of the ACS is a recognition of a lifetime of technical contributions and service to the American Chemical Society. Professor Calo's contributions to Brown and to Chemical Engineering have been and continue to be extraordinary."

The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.