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Daniel L.M. Suess named 2024 ACS Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Winner

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The American Chemical Society chose Suess in recognition of his creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry.

Associate Professor of Chemistry Daniel L.M. Suess has been chosen by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as the winner of the 2024 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.

Suess, who joined the MIT Chemistry faculty in 2017, was chosen in recognition of his work in synthesis, protein biochemistry, and spectroscopy of iron-sulfur clusters and the mechanisms of redox reactions at these centers that underlie the biogeochemical cycles of the elements, biological energy transduction, and human health and disease. Suess will be honored during an ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry symposium at the ACS Fall National Meeting in Denver, Colorado this August.

“This award is primarily a recognition of the accomplishments of the researchers in my group,” said Suess in a recent interview with ACS Axial. “Their creativity, intellectual curiosity, and deep thinking underpin everything we do, and they are a constant source of inspiration for me.”

The main objective of the Suess Lab is to understand the molecular chemistry that underlies global biogeochemical cycles, with the ultimate goal of deploying this knowledge to improve human health and positively impact the environment.