Two faculty members named to Royal Society
Posted June 22, 2009; 12:05 p.m.
Two members of the Princeton faculty have been named members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a learned society based in the United Kingdom.
Roberto Car, the Ralph W. *31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry, and John Groves, the Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry, have been designated as fellows of the organization and commended for being leaders in their field and making outstanding contributions to science.
Building on the fundamental laws governing the interactions of electrons and nuclei, Car develops theories that predict the behavior of complex molecules and materials.
Groves' work centers on understanding the molecular mechanisms of metalloproteins. He is known for his work with cytrochrome P450 enzymes, which are powerful proteins that detoxify materials in the bloodstream and play a key role in the body's ability to metabolize drugs.
The society has a global membership of more than 46,000, and the longest continuous tradition of any chemical society in the world.