Nina Welding | February 20, 2017
Paul W. Bohn has been named the recipient of the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Division Electrochemistry Award for his contributions to the field of electrochemical analysis, specifically extending the traditional science into new areas — in Bohn’s case nanofluidic electrochemistry in low-dimensional nanostructures, electrochemistry of atomic-scale conductors and electrochemically tunable surfaces.* The award will be presented at the Division of Analytical Chemistry’s award ceremony during the ACS fall national meeting Aug. 20-24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
A 1977 graduate of the University, Bohn returned to Notre Dame in 2006 where he now serves as the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative and professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
The author and coauthor of more than 260 publications, Bohn’s work focuses on electrochemical nanotechnology, integrated nanofluidic and microfluidic chemical measurement strategies for personal diagnostics and correlated chemical imaging, especially of microbial communities.
Bohn has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the 2010 Theophilus Redwood Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC); the 2006 Research Team Award from the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory; the 2005 Bomem-Michelson Award from the Coblentz Society, presented to scientists who have advanced the techniques of vibrational, molecular, Raman or electronic spectroscopy; the 2004 Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of spectroscopy; and the 1997 Spectrochemical Analysis Award from the ACS. He is the only person to receive both the Electrochemistry Award and the Spectrochemical Analysis Award from the ACS.
He holds six patents issued in technologies related to his research. In addition, he has delivered more than 300 invited lectures at universities, national laboratories and industrial laboratories throughout the world. He has also served as a consultant for companies both in the United States and in Europe.