Dr Hassan S Bazzi, associate dean for research at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), has been elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in chemistry and contributions to science, the profession and the society.
This is the second fellowship for Dr Bazzi, who was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in December 2018.
He is one of 70 international chemists selected this year to the prestigious Fellows programme, and he is the only one from outside the US.
He will be honoured along with his Fellow Class of 2019 inductees with a lapel pin and certificate during an August 26 ceremony and reception, in conjunction with the society’s 258th National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.
In the award citation published in the July 15 issue of the ACS Chemical & Engineering News, Dr Bazzi was recognised for “his leadership in Science and Engineering programmes in Qatar, for organising and chairing multiple international chemistry conferences in Qatar since 2004, and for his teaching and research successes”.
In addition, he also was recognised for his community services through “his roles in establishing the ACS Qatar chapter, establishing STEM outreach programmes for Qatar high schools, and bringing internationally renowned chemists to Qatar to promote chemical sciences”.
Dr Bazzi is also a professor of chemistry and executive director of development, engagement and outreach at Tamuq.
In addition, he is professor of materials science and engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
“Tamuq offers world-class education right here in Doha and Dr Bazzi is one of our top faculty members,” said Dr César O Malavé, dean of Tamuq. “Achieving Fellow status in a prestigious professional organisation such as the American Chemical Society the highest status a member can receive.
Dr Bazzi’ has authored and co-authored 88 peer-reviewed scientific publications, three US patents, four US and International patent applications, and 145 conference presentations.
Dr Bazzi said: “This is a tremendous honour, and I am humbled and grateful to be included in this exemplary group of chemists. Membership in and service to professional societies can play a significant role in shaping the future of our field, and I am proud of the work done by the American Chemical Society to advance chemistry for the benefit of our world and all its people.”