Election Results for Director-at-Large and By-Laws

The electronic election for six Director-at-Large positions and for the modifications of by-laws previously approved by the NACS Board is now complete.

I am pleased to announce that

  • Jingguang Chen (Columbia University)
  • Robert J. Davis (University of Virginia)
  • Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos (Tufts University)
  • Bruce C. Gates (University of California at Davis)
  • Fabio H. Ribeiro (Purdue University
  • Stuart L. Soled (ExxonMobil)

were elected to four-year terms as Directors-at-Large from 11 candidates. They will be seated as NACS Board members at the start of the NAM23 meeting on June 2, 2013. Umit Ozkan (The Ohio State Uni­ver­sity), as the candidate with the next higher voter count, will be serving as Alternate Director-at-Large. This is not a Board position, but the Alternate would succeed a DAL in case any of the elected DAL is unable to serve.

The proposed modifications to the by-laws were approved by a vote of 338 to 7.

Votes were recorded from 590 of 1954 members of the North American Catalysis Society.

The electronic ballots were collected, recorded, and certified by Creative Scanning Solutions, Inc. an independent organization contracted by the North American Catalysis Society for this purpose.
Enrique Iglesia
President, North American Catalysis Society