Emeritus Fellows are former members who have made outstanding contributions to IUPAC and, through chemistry, to the chemical sciences in general. Emeritus Fellows are awarded by IUPAC Divisions and may be appointed during each Biennium. While this program was initiated in 2010 by the Chemistry and Human Division, in 2020 it has been expended across all Divisions. See here for more details.
Emeritus Fellows are listed below by year of their EF appointment and linked to their biographical curricula vitae. The list to the right includes all EFs across Divisions.
Chemistry and the Environment (Div VI)
Ken Racke (USA) – Active IUPAC Member since 1992, Division VI President (2004-2007)
Nicola Senesi (Italy) – Active IUPAC Member since 1994, Division VI President (2008-2011)
Willie Peijnenburg (Netherlands) – Active IUPAC member since 1989, Division VI Secretary (2006-2013)
Polymer Division (Div IV)
Prof. Michael Buback (Germany) – Member since 1997; Division President in 2012-2015
Prof. Bob Gilbert (Australia) – Members since 1991; Division President in 1998-2001
Prof. Jung-Il Jin (Korea) – Member since 1991; Division President in 2006-2007 and IUPAC President in 2008-2009
Prof. Richard (Dick) G. Jones (UK) – Member since 1997
Prof. Pavel Kratochvíl (Czech Republic) – Member since 1979
Prof. Jean-Pierre Vairon (France) – Member since 1996
Analytical Chemistry Division (Div V)
Prof. D. Brynn Hibbert (Australia) – Member since 2002; Member, Secretary, Vice President, President (2014-15), and Past President of Div V, representative on ICTNS and National Representative
Chemistry and the Environment (Div VI)
Dr. Laura L. McConnell (USA) – Titular or Associate Member of Division VI (2004-2019); President of Division VI (2012-2015) and Past President (2016-2017)
Dr. John B. Unsworth (UK) – Member since 1994; Chair of the Advisory Committee on Crop Protection Chemistry (2010-2019)
Dr Yehuda Shevah (Israel) – Member since 1991, founding member of Division VI and chair of the former Commission on Soil and Water Chemistry (1991-2001)
Chemistry and Human Health (Div VII)
Prof. Michael Schwenk (Germany) – Titular Member and Secretary of Division VII (2010-2016); Task group member since 2004 and currently corresponding member with the Interdivisional Standing Committee on Green chemistry for Sustainable Development (2018-).
Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation (Div VIII)
Prof. G. Jeffery Leigh (UK) – Member since the late 60s starting in the Inorganic Chemistry Division (Div II); Div II President in 1996-1997. Member on Div VIII starting its creation inception in 2002.
Dr. Alan McNaught (UK) – Member since the later 70s, starting on the Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry; later member on the Division of Organic Chemistry (Div III) and on the IUBMB/IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature. In the 90s, members and Secretary on the Interdivisional Committee on Nomenclature and Symbols (IDCNS), and also member on the Committee of Printed and Electronic Publications. First Div VIII President from 2002 to 2005.
Dr. Warren Powell (USA) – Member since the mid 60s, first in the subcommittee on carotenoid nomenclature. Later member and secretary (for 10 years) of the Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, member of Div III and of IDCNS. First Secretary of Div VIII from 2002 to 2007.
Dr. John Duffus (UK, 2017) – Chair of the Commission on Toxicology (1998-2001), Chair of Subcommittee on Toxicology and Risk Assessment (2002 to 2017).
Prof. Robin Ganellin (UK, 2014) – President of the Medicinal Chemistry Section (2000-2001) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Drug Discovery and Development (2006-2011).
Prof. Doug Templeton (Canada, 2014) – President of Division VII (2008-2011).
Prof. Naofumi Koga (Japan, 2012) – President of the Medicinal Chemistry Section (1995-1999) and first President of the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry.
Prof. Rita Cornelis (Belgium, 2011) – Chair of the Commission on Toxicology (1993-1998) and National Representative for Belgium (2006-2009).
Dr. Stanley S. Brown (UK, 2010) – Founding member of the Commission on Toxicology (1972) and Division President (1985-1989).
Prof. René Dybkaer (Denmark, 2010; deceased 2019) – President of the IFCC (1979-1984), and founding and continuing member of the joint IUPAC-IFCC Commission on Nomenclature, Properties and Units.
Prof. Urban Forsum (Sweden, 2010) – Chair of the joint IUPAC-IFCC Commission on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (2000-2005).
Prof. Philippe Grandjean (Denmark, 2010) – Chair of the Commission on Toxicology (1987-1991).
Prof. Lester A. Mitscher (USA, 2010; deceased 2015) – Titular Member of the Medicinal Chemistry Section (1991-1995).
Dr. Henrik Olesen (Denmark, 2010; deceased 2012) – Chair of the Commission on Nomenclature for Properties and Units (1989) and member of the joint IUPAC-IFCC Commission on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (1988-1997).
Prof. Frederick William Sunderman, Jr. (USA, 2010; deceased 2011) – Founding member and Chair (1972-1981) of the Commission on Toxicology, and President of the Clinical Chemistry Division (1981-1985).
Dr. John G. Topliss (USA, 2010) – President of the Medicinal Chemistry Section (1992-1995).
Prof. Camille-Georges Wermuth (France, 2010; deceased 2015) – President of the Medicinal Chemistry Section (1988-1992) and President of Division VII (1998-2000).