Trinity University Chemist Named ACS Fellow

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Nov. 27, 2012

Trinity University Chemist Named ACS Fellow

Joseph Lambert has been named a Fellow to the American Chemical Society

By Camden Joubert '16

SAN ANTONIO – Joseph Lambert, a research professor at Trinity University, has been named a Fellow to the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Joseph Lambert Lambert, an organic chemist, is one of 96 distinguished scientists who are ACS Fellows. At Trinity for the last two years, where he has an active research lab and interacts with students, including the chemistry department's robust summer research program, Lambert contributed to the science world by coming up with a synthesis of the first silyl cation, the silicon analogue of the carbocation. Additionally, he served the ACS as chair of its division of the History of Chemistry and supported activities such as the annual Award in the History of Chemistry.

A native of San Antonio, Lambert came to Trinity after retiring from Northwestern University's faculty. His areas of research include physical organic and archaeological chemistry.

ACS President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., said of the Fellows, "These chemists hold the future to our country, to our way of life, and to the legacy we will leave for the next generation. Thank you Joseph Lambert, for making such an impact in the science world."

Camden Joubert, a first year student from Houston, is a writer in the Office of University Communications.