Phi Lambda Upsilon – The aims and purposes of Phi Lambda Upsilon are the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Phi Lambda Upsilon was founded as an honorary chemical society in March 1899, at the University of Illinois. This was the first honor society dedicated to a single scientific discipline. In the span 113 years, Phi Lambda Upsilon has grown into an organization comprising seventy-three chapters and more than 60,000 members.
The next triennial PLU congress will take place at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, which takes place March 18-22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mark your calendars for this exciting opportunity to network with other PLU members.
We would like to congratulate the 2016 Fresenius Award winner – Prof. Neal K. Devaraj of UC San Diego. The Devaraj Lab at UCSD focuses on the design of chemoselective reactions for addressing problems in bottom-up synthetic biology and molecular imaging. Prof. Devaraj has received a number of awards for his seminal contributions in this area including the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, an NIH Pathfinder Award, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and an NSF CAREER Award.