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Cal State L.A.’s emeritus chemistry professor is

one of five in Los Angeles to garner national distinction

Pine joins a prominent group of scientists as
the 2010 class
of American Chemical Society Fellows

Los Angeles, CA --

Stanley H. Pine
emeritus professor of chemistry at California State University, Los
, is one of only five scientists from the Los Angeles area

to be named as an

American Chemical

(ACS) Fellow for 2010
, the second year in which these honors have been awarded.

Pictured: (l-r) Nancy Jackson and Stanley Pine.
Nancy Jackson (l), president-elect of the American Chemical Society, presents CSULA Emeritus Professor Stanley Pine (r) with his American Chemical Society Fellow Award.

Professor Pine, along with the other new ACS Fellows, was
recognized at a formal ceremony during the society’s recent national
meeting in Boston. Pine is acknowledged for both his accomplished career
in organic chemistry research and education, and for his dedicated
service in a number of positions within ACS at both the local and
national levels for more than 45 years.  

ACS, the world’s largest scientific society, established its
Fellows Program to recognize ACS members for outstanding achievements in
and contributions to science, the profession, and the society. The honor
of a Fellow designation is bestowed on ACS members who have achieved
excellence in two defined areas—scientific/professional accomplishments
and service to the ACS.

Pine has been a member of the ACS since 1957 and has served on the ACS
board of directors from 2002 through 2005. He was a professor of
chemistry at Cal State L.A. from 1964 to 1998 and was a National Science
Foundation program officer from 1992 to 1994.

Pine’s Organic Chemistry textbook—translated into nine
languages and an international English edition—has influenced the
instruction of students throughout the world. He has taught courses at Cal State L.A.
in the areas of organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms and industrial
chemistry. He has also served as a graduate adviser in the CSULA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as University chemical
safety officer. Pine’s studies have had a significant impact in the area
of laboratory safety practices and the handling of hazardous materials,
and he is widely consulted in California on how best to prepare chemical
laboratories for an earthquake.

In addition to his teaching career, Pine has earned a variety of honors,
including the National Institutes of Health Minority Access to Research
Careers Faculty Fellowship, the State of California Governor’s Award for
Safety, the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety Award, and the
ACS Director’s Award for Advancing Public Policy in Education. Pine was
also named a 2000 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science and was honored as a recipient of Cal State L.A.’s 1974-75
Outstanding Professor Award.

Pine was a member of the Laboratory Waste Management Task Force and the
California Department of Toxic Controls Task Force on Laboratory
Regulations. Pine earned his B.S. in 1957 and Ph.D. in 1963 at the
University of California at Los Angeles. He is a South Pasadena
resident. (He and his wife, Yvonne, were named South Pasadena Citizens
of the Year in 2003.)

Other prominent scientists from the Los Angeles area named
among the

2010 class of ACS Fellows
Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Chair in Chemistry at Caltech; Paul
Weiss, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA; David Tirrell,
McCollum-Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at
Caltech; and Rita Boggs, founder and CEO of American Research and
Testing, a chemical analysis services laboratory.

Celebrating its 50th year, the

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Cal State L.A.

has attained a reputation

for outstanding K-12 outreach efforts, undergraduate research
opportunities, educational support programs and faculty mentoring. The
department’s faculty members have been successful in obtaining grants
from a variety of agencies, including the National Science Foundation,
to prepare students for careers in the chemical and biochemical sciences
by providing financial support and supplies. More than 100 students are
currently participating in independent research programs under the
direction of chemistry and biochemistry faculty.

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