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George John earns fellowship to Royal Society of Chemistry

George John
George John

Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry is bestowing Fellowship status on City College of New York researcher George John – the second City College professor honored such this year.  Mahesh Lakshman, vice chairman of CCNY’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, was inducted this fall.

 John is being inducted into the society, the world’s leading community of chemical scientists, through its "Leaders in the Field" scheme. Through this scheme the RSC identifies outstanding individuals in chemical science to be invited to become Fellows.

John was nominated and chosen for his major contributions to functional molecular materials from renewable resources and green nanotechnology. His research at CCNY has included developing an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

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