Announcement of the Appointment of Dr. Lynn Soby as Executive Director IUPAC

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Lynn Soby as Executive Director IUPAC today, 24th July 2014.

Dr. Soby is a chemistry graduate who gained a PhD in Macromolecular Science and an MBA in the Management of Technology from Case Western Reserve University. She has held senior positions in industrial research and in technology development with BF Goodrich and with Avon Cosmetics, which included actively setting up research and technical organizations in many countries around the world. She has worked as a business analyst and most recently held the position of Vice President Innovation and Commercialization at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International in North Carolina.

Dr. Soby brings a valuable blend of science, technology and business administration to the role of Executive Director at a time of change for IUPAC as the Union approaches its centenary. The officers are sure the IUPAC community will welcome Dr. Soby to her new role and we are all looking forward to working with her.

Colin Humphris
Acting Secretary General
On behalf of the Officers of IUPAC

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Category: Awards

IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering


Call for Nominations

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Awards. The purpose of the awards program, initiated as part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry celebrations, is to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide. In 2011, 23 women were honored during a ceremony held at the IUPAC Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 2 August 2011 sponsored by a challenge grant from the American Chemical Society and also support from Dow Chemical.* A similar award ceremony will take place during the 2013 IUPAC Congress in August 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Awardees will be selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, distinguished accomplishments in teaching or education, or demonstrated leadership or managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The Awards Committee is particularly interested in nominees with a history of leadership and/or community service during their careers.



Each nomination requires a primary nominator and two secondary nominators who must each write a letter of recommendation in support of the nomination. A CV of the nominee is required. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

 Nominations should be received by 1 April 2013 and submitted by e-mail to <>.



Awardees will be honored at the 2013 IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Each awardee will receive a certificate of recognition.


For additional information on the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women In Chemistry Awards, contact Fabienne Meyers at <>.


*Chem Int Nov-Dec 2011, pp 19-21.