Student Named ACS Scholar
March 1, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Tuesday, March 5 at a banquet and seminar in Peoria, senior
chemistry major Neil Baldwin, will be one of the five 2012 Illinois Heartland Section
American Chemical Society (ACS) Collegiate Scholars honored.
ACS awards the honor to recipients based on their grade point average, contributions
to research in the field and overall involvement in activities.
Baldwin has been working with Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan since the second semester
of his sophomore year, which concluded at the end of his junior year. He has worked
on developing environmentally friendly organic synthesis using iron compounds. Iron
compounds are relatively non toxic, easy to handle and inexpensive. In particular,
his work has focused on converting alcohols to esters. In the past, many corrosive
or toxic catalysts have been used for the same transformation.
A resident of Tinley Park, Ill., Baldwin hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry
after graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi ’15 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com