Emeritus Fellows

The Divisions of IUPAC may award the status of Emeritus Fellow to former members of the Division and its erstwhile Commissions and Subcommittees who have made outstanding contributions to IUPAC and, through chemistry, to the chemical sciences in general. Emeritus Fellows may be appointed during each Biennium, the number of appointments reflect the current Subcommittee structure of the Division. Fellows are kept abreast of Division activities and are encouraged to remain active with the Divisions as ad hoc consultants.

Check here to see the entire group Emeritus Fellows.

The 2020 class of Emeritus Fellows is listed below with link to their bio or curricula vitae:

Polymer Division (Div IV)

Prof. Michael Buback (Germany) – Member since 1997; Division President in 2012-2015

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


Chemistry and the Environment (Div VI)

Dr. Laura L. McConnell (US) – Titular or Associate Member of Division VI (2004-2019); President of Division VI (2012-2015) and Past President (2016-2017)


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.


Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (Div I)
Inorganic Chemistry Division (Div II)
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division (Div III)
Analytical Chemistry Division (Div V)