Professor Brian Gibney Named a 2018 ACS Fellow

Brian Gibney headshotProfessor Brian R. Gibney (GC/Brooklyn, Chemistry) was named to the 2018 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows in recognition of his outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS.

The new class of 51 fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston in August.

Gibney, in his words, is a molecular architect who is defining the intrinsic engineering principles of metal-containing proteins. He is particularly interested in constructing synthetic versions of these malloproteins to diagnose and treat cancer and heart disease.

“Nothing without great effort,” Gibney said. “I am humbled to be recognized by my peers for excellent scholarship, innovative research, effective leadership, and dedicated service, and I am looking forward to serving my students, colleagues, and the profession at CUNY for years to come.”

A leader in the New York ACS, Gibney founded the Nichols Fellows program, which supports summer research by undergraduates, and the Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture program, a free public lecture series.

Gibney is currently the executive officer of The Graduate Center’s chemistry doctoral program.

Joining Gibney as an ACS Fellow this year is Professor Paris Svoronos of Queensborough Community College. Prior inductees from CUNY include Hiroko Ito Karan of Medgar Evers College (2014) and Spiro Alexandratos at Hunter College (2009).

Submitted on: JUL 25, 2018

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