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August 09, 2007

Dr. Catherine T. Hunt, 2007 President, American Chemical Society, 8-9-07

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Dr. Catherine T. (Katie) Hunt is the 2007 President of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. She is also an employee of Rohm and Haas in Spring House, PA. She is Leader of Technology Partnerships (Emerging Technologies) for Rohm and Haas and her background is in catalysis and inorganic chemistry. In her 23 years in industry, Dr. Hunt has applied her background in these two areas across a broad range of electronics, materials, catalysis, hydrogen, coatings and health care.

Dr. Hunt received an A.B. degree in chemistry (cum laude with honors) in 1977 from Smith College in Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Davis, in 1981. An ACS member since 1977, Dr. Hunt has been involved in numerous Society activities, including membership in the Philadelphia Local Section and the Divisions of Analytical Chemistry, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 160,000 chemists and chemical engineers. ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, OH.

ACS is a strong and successful advocate for the chemical sciences from education to legislation; an important hub of technical activities from meetings to publications and from divisions to websites; and a growing pool of resources from networks to workshops.

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