Ram Mohan

Professor Ram Mohan

Young Observer Program Recognizes Ram Mohan

January 28, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Chemistry Professor Ram Mohan has been selected for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Observer Program.

Mohan, who was honored with the Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professorship in the Natural Sciences at Illinois Wesleyan in 2008, received the IUPAC award on the basis of his distinguished research on environmentally friendly processes for chemists to use at pharmaceutical and other companies.  As the recipient of this honor, Mohan will be a special guest at the summer 2009 IUPAC meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Established by the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for IUPAC in 1977 to foster interactions with internationally acclaimed scientists in various fields, the Young Observer Program strives to introduce the work of IUPAC to a new generation of distinguished researchers and to provide an opportunity to address international scientific policy issues.

The USNC sends U.S. Observers (citizens or permanent residents) under the age of 45 from industry, academia and national laboratories to the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly every two years. To date, the program has supported more than 150 scientists, over 15 percent of whom have continued to serve on IUPAC activities and contribute at the international level.

Mohan, a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan since 1996, is a 1985 graduate of Hansraj College in Delhi, India. He earned a master’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of Delhi in 1987 and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 1992.  He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

As a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, Mohan has been invited to speak at universities and institutes throughout the world. 

Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181