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Prof. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri

2014 Priestley Medalist Stephen Lippard on the cover of C&EN

Read his Priestley Medal Address

Stephen Lippard
 

ACS Founding Plaque

With Carl Djerassi and Dudley Herschbach at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis
September, 2013

Photo courtesy of Linda Wang

 

With Carl Djerassi at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, on the occasion of a symposium honoring Carl's 90th birthday
September 2013

Photo courtesy of Linda Wang

RSCA
 

ACS Founding Plaque

With the ACS founding plaque
New York
April 18, 2013

 
Thank You Card
 

Rachel Meidl

One of Prof. Shakhashiri's former students, Rachel Meidl, is excited to receive some Science is Fun items in the mail
February, 2013

Rachel A. Meidl
Director, Environment & Process Safety
Regulatory & Technical Affairs
American Chemical Society

 

With MC Ira Flatow at the Research Corporation for Science Advancement Centennial Gala

Photo courtesy of the RCSA

RSCA
 

With Alan Alda

With Alan Alda at the Kavli Prize Reception, Oslo, Norway
September 2, 2012

Photo credit: Madeleine Jacobs

 

Having fun at the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival during the ACS Spring 2012 National Meeting.

Photo credit: Peter Cutts Photography

Having fun
 

ACS Staff Reception

At the 2012 ACS Staff Reception, Washington D.C.

Photo credit: Arthur Lemmon

 

 

Left: Bassam with his wife June at the ACS Heroes of Chemistry presentation at the ACS Fall National Meeting in Denver, August 2011
Photo credit: Linda Wang

Right: Bassam with June and their daughter Elizabeth in Chicago, May 2011
Photo credit: Bob Morrow

With JuneFamily

 
With Cope Portrait

With a portrait of 1961 ACS president Arthur C. Cope. 1961 was also the year that Bassam joined the ACS, and he was honored this year with a 50-year member certificate. Cope received his PhD from UW-Madison in 1932.

This picture was taken on November 7, 2011 at MIT, in the conference room dedicated to Cope.

 


Bassam presents HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand with a copy of Chemical Demonstrations Volume 5 at the 43rd IUPAC World Chemistry Congress,
San Juan, Puerto Rico,
August 2011.

With the Thai Princess

 
Presenting the Priestley Medal

With 2011 ACS President Nancy B. Jackson, presenting the 2011 Priestley Medal to Ahmed H. Zewail, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at California Institute of Technology.
ACS Awards Ceremony, Anaheim, CA,
March 29, 2011

 
Bassam chats with Dr. Marty Apple, President, Council of Scientific Society Presidents, ACS New Officers Recption, Washington, DC, January 25, 2011. Marty was special assistant to Bassam in 1990 while serving as NSF assistant director for science and engineering education

With Marty Apple

 
With Shirley and Seymour Abrahamson

With Wisconsin Supreme Court
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
and UW-Madison zoology
Professor Emeritus Seymour Abrahamson,
ACS New Officers Recption, Washington, DC, January 25, 2011

 

With C&E News Senior Editor Linda Wang, who took Prof. Shakhashiri's introductory chemistry course at
UW-Madison in 1996

Photo courtesy of Rudy Baum, C&E News;
taken at the ACS National Meeting,
Anaheim, CA, March 2011

With Linda Wang
 
International Year of Chemistry

Bassam chats with Baruch Blumberg, president of the American Philosophical Society at the kickoff of the International Year of Chemistry, January 31, 2011

Photo courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation

 

With Flemish minister
of Innovation, Ingrid Lieten,
February 2011

Ingrid Lieten
 
Technopolis

In February and March of 2011, Bassam traveled to Belgium in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry; he appeared at Technopolis, the Flemish science center.

Read about Bassam's Technopolis appearance

 

With Roald Hoffmann at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston,
August 2010

With Roald Hoffmann
 

NSF

Bassam is sworn in as
NSF Assistant Director
June 26, 1984, Washington, DC

With parents Dr. and Mrs. Zekin Shakhashiri and Dr. George "Jay" Keyworth III, science advisor to the President

 

Addressing the National Science Board at its May 2007 annual meeting

Speech at NSB
 

Summit on Science

With Chancellor John Wiley at the 2004 "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
 

Summit on Science

The Summit on Science, March 2004, Washington DC

With Dr. John H. Marburger, Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Dr. Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education
 

Featured speaker at the
DuPont Science Excellence Awards
June 2004, Wilmington, DE

With DuPont CEO Chad Holliday Jr. (l) and DuPont Senior VP & CTO Dr. Thomas M. Connelly Jr. (r)

DuPont
 
Pauling Symposium
"The Scientist as Educator and Public Citizen: Linus Pauling and his Era"
October 2007, Oregon State University
 
Journal of Chemical Education
Today's Chemist
 
Her Lab in Your Life
Advancing the role of
women in chemistry
Spring 2005, UW-Madison
 
Connecting with state elected officials
Wisconsin State Capitol, with Wisconsin State Representative Spencer Black
Spencer Black
 
With Glenn and Helen Seaborg
With Glenn and Helen Seaborg
May 1988, US State Department's Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room
 
A December 2009 reunion with Michael Thom, MD, who was a student in Bassam's first chemistry class in 1970
Dr. Mike Thom
 
South African Teachers
With chemistry teachers
from South Africa
 
With Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle at the Wisconsin Covenant: A Path to Higher Education for Wisconsin Students
April 2008, Madison, WI
Governor Jim Doyle
 
With Dr. Frank Press
With Dr. Frank Press, President, National Academy of Science, December 1987
 
Greeting Singapore's Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education Ms. Grace Fu at the Science Weekend Gala, October 2008
Ms. Grace Fu
 
South Carolina

At the state capitol with Governor Carroll Campbell Jr. of South Carolina, 1987

 
UW Head Football Coach Barry Alvarez gives a guest enrichment lecture in Bassam's introductory chemistry course
Barry Alvarez
 
AUB

With MIT President Emeritus Chuck Vest (now president of the National Academy of Engineering) on the campus of the American University of Beirut, April 2006

 

With Dr. Gail H. Marshall, Dr. Sharmistha Basu-Dutt, University of Georgia System Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr., and University of West Georgia President Beheruz Sethna, 2008

 
A Private Universe

20th Anniversary Symposium
"A Private Universe:
Misconceptions in Science"
with Heather Mars-Weber,
March 2008, NSTA Boston Conference

 
Cheryl A. Martin, chair, ACS Committee on Public Relations & Communications (left), and ACS Past-President Helen M. Free present the 2005 Free Award to Bassam
Helen M. Free Award
 
Boston University
BU Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service to the Profession Award
October 1987, Boston University
 
ACS Philadelphia
Presidential Session
 
Seaborg
Singapore
 

With Dr. Virginia Henderson at the African American Ethnic Academy
2005, Madison, WI

With Dr. Virginia Henderson
 
Vice President Dan Quayle

With Vice President Dan Quayle at The Annual Westinghouse Talent Search, National Academy of Sciences, March 1990, Washington, DC

 

1987 Presidential Awardee in Science Helen Stone (NC) at a White House Ceremony with William Graham, Science Advisor to the President; John Herrington, Secretary of Energy; Erich Bloch, Director, NSF; and Bassam Shakhashiri, NSF Assistant Director

Presidential Awardee in Science
 
Presidential Science Initiative Award
Presidential Science Initiative Award
May 1998, Sacred Heart University

With fellow awardees Dr. Willard Welch of Pfizer, for development of the drug Zoloft; Don Herbert, Television's Mr. Wizard; and Dr. Kenneth M. Rosen, Vice President of the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., for his key role in rotor craft technology
 

 


Hach Scientific Foundation
Scholars' Annual Banquet
November 2007, Fort Collins, CO


Hach Scholars
 
Christmas 2008

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri 2008
Demonstrating Chemiluminescence from the Explosive Reaction of Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Disulfide

View the demo here

 
National Chemistry Day   National Chemistry Day
National Chemistry Day 1987
 
 

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