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UAlbany's Eric Block Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Block was chosen for his contributions to organosulfur and food chemistry, especially his work with onions, garlic, and other alliums, and the sense of smell. (Photo Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 14, 2014) -- University at Albany chemistry professor Eric Block has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. The 2014 ACS Fellows, which were announced in today’s issue of Chemical and Engineering News, will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 1. Recipients are selected based upon documented excellence and leadership in science, the profession and education, and volunteer service in the ACS community. Block was chosen for his contributions to organosulfur and food chemistry, particularly those associated with onion, garlic, and other alliums, as well as to olfaction (the sense of smell). His ACS volunteer service includes 20 years as editorial board member of the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, chair/organizer of international symposia, chair of ACS award selection committees, and promoter of chemistry to the public, e.g., through NPR’s Science Friday appearances, National Chemistry Week lectures, and as a speaker at garlic festivals.

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