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Comins, ISHC Senior Fellow

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Daniel Comins Professor Emeritus Department of Chemistry NC State University

Dr. Daniel L. Comins, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, has been selected as a Senior Fellow of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC). To become eligible for nomination, a person must have been a member of the ISHC for at least five years and have an outstanding reputation in the field of heterocyclic chemistry.

Professor Comins has over 200 publications, including 40 patents, mainly in the area of heterocyclic chemistry. He joins a group of three present ISHC Senior Fellows, Prof. Margaret Brimble (University of Auckland), Prof.
Yasuyuki (Osaka University), and Prof. Albert Padwa (Emory University).

The International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) was established in August, 1968, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the USA by Dr. Raymond N. Castle (1916-1999). The function of the society is to promote heterocyclic chemistry, in particular by serving as the primary sponsoring agency for the ISHC-Congress, a large biennial meeting attracting up to a thousand participants. Further aims of the ISHC are to honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field with two distinguished Awards and the appointment of ISHC Fellows. The ISHC is also actively involved in the publication of “Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry” (PHC) a major reference work on heterocyclic chemistry published annually since 1989.

In addition to this honor, Prof. Comins is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow Alumnus, and a Past-President of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry.

Prof. Comins will be recognized at the next biennial ISHC Congress to be held in 2024 in Aveiro, Portugal.