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IUPAC Elects 2008-9 Officers

release 5 Sep 2007

Jung-Il Jin was elected President of IUPAC on 12 August 2007 by the IUPAC Council at its meeting in Torino, Italy. Prof. Jin is a Professor of Chemistry at the Korea University, College of Sciences, Seoul, Korea. Prof. Jin has maintained a distinguished and active research career and is recognized as one of Korea's leading polymer chemists. He joined Korea University in 1974 where he has published ~350 original research papers, served as Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of the Graduate School, and Acting Vice President. Prof. Jin has been active in IUPAC and was most recently President of the Polymer Division (2006-7).

Nicole Moreau was elected Vice President at the same meeting. She is an emeritus professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP), where she was responsible for teaching at the interface Chemistry-Life Sciences and the leader of the Laboratory of Biochemistry. She is a former Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

The Council also elected John Corish as Treasurer at its meeting in Torino. He holds the Chair of Physical Chemistry at Trinity College, University of Dublin, is a Fellow of Trinity College, and is currently Head of its School of Chemistry.

Meanwhile David Black, Professor of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Australia, was elected to a second four-year term as Secretary General. Bryan Henry, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Guelph University, Canada will be Past President for 2008-2009.

2008-9 IUPAC Officers
President: Jung-Il Jin (Korea)
Vice President: Nicole Moreau (France)
Secretary General: David Black (Australia)
Treasurer: John Corish (Ireland)
Past President: Bryan Henry (Canada)


> Highlights from IUPAC 44th Council
11-12 August 2007, Torino, Italy

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