Oklahoma State University




Contribution to the science/profession: Has been a leader in the application of metallo-organic chemistry to challenges faced by our society in the areas of environmental protection, green chemistry, and homeland security and in novel routes to advanced materials.


Contribution to the ACS community: Has served as Chair and Councilor for the Oklahoma Local Section and as a member of the Committee on Chemical Safety.  Has organized conference programming at local and national levels.


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Frech Also IN 2013 CLASS



Professor Cheryl Frech of the University of Central Oklahoma was names int he 2013 class.  Frech has more than 20 years of experience teaching and mentoring chemistry students, developing student-centered classroom methods, and supporting faculty development.


She has also served the Oklahoma Local Section and ACS in various roles including Section Chair and Councilor, Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education, and Chair of the Committee on Public Relations and Communications.






George Wicks, president of the American Ceramic Society, awards a plaque to Dr. Allen Apblett formally recognizing Apblett as a Fellow in the society. More information may be found here.

Dr. Allen Apblett was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in recognition of his broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, as well as outstanding service to the society. Apblett, a professor of chemistry at Oklahoma State University, formally received the honor at the Material Science and Technology 2012 conference in Pittsburgh.


"I am deeply honored to be named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society because it recognizes my success in tackling challenging and interesting chemical problems and using them as a vehicle for the education of the future leaders in my profession," said Apblett. "In receiving this award, I am joining an impressive group of people whose work is having a lasting beneficial impact not just on science and engineering but also on the world."


Professor Apblett's research targets several problems that are faced by industry and society today.


Mandava named ACS Fellow


Imandavat is a pleasure to report that Dr. N. Bhushan Mandava became a Fellow of the American Chemical Society at the Denver ACS meeting in 2011. Dr. Mandava worked for Dr. K. Darrell Berlin as a Postdoctoral Associate (1963-1965). He says he has “fond memories and enjoyed my stay at OSU.”


Dr. Mandava has been serving as a Career Consultant for the ACS, advising members who are beginning their careers or those considering mid-career changes. He has been involved in Public Outreach, an ACS program dedicated to improving the public appreciation of chemistry and its central role in our lives.


He has published over 160 scientific papers, two patents, several monograms, reviews, and books, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Ten-Volume CRC Handbook Series on Naturally Occurring Pesticides. He is President of Mandava Associates, LLC which is involved in health, safety and environmental issues related to chemical in agricultural, foods, drugs, and biotechnology products. He formerly held positions in the US Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency.


Berlin named ACS Fellow



Professor K. Darrell Berlin was named an ACS Fellow on August 29, 2011 at the ACS National Meeting in Denver CO. These distinguished scientists were recognized and honored for their significant contributions to the science and for providing excellent service to the ACS.


Dr. Berlin joined the ACS as a student affiliate in 1951 and Member in 1956. Dr. Berlin joined Oklahoma State University in 1960 and rose to the ranks of Regents’ Professor. (In fact, he was the first Regents’ Professor named at OSU). He earned a B.S. degree from North Central College and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.


Professor Berlin’s research interests are in the areas of organic chemistry, specifically the synthesis of anticancer agents, antiarrhythmic agents, organophosphorous compounds, and NMR spectroscopy. He has served his discipline through the Local Oklahoma Section and Southwest region for many years and in many roles including, most recently, as chair of the Oklahoma Chemist Award. Dr. Berlin was joined by 213 new members of the ACS Fellows program. 



fordamalgamAugust 2010, Warren Ford was named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow and the award was presented by ACS President Dr. Nancy Jackson at the Fall ACS Meeting in Boston. Warren’s contributions to the Society include his service to the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc. (POLY) and his contributions include over 200 published papers, 1 edited book, and 8 patents.




blumamalgamJuly 2009, Dr. Blum was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society Inaugural Class, Jul. 2009. This Fellows program was designed "to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society". The Inaugural Class consisted of 162 Fellows out of an ACS Membership of approximately 168,000.