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WIU Professor Named ISAS Fellow

April 9, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University Chemistry Professor T. K. Vinod has been named an Illinois State Academy of Sciences (ISAS) Fellow after being nominated for the award by his peers.

Vinod will be presented his award, which honors his service to the ISAS, in April in Peoria, IL. This is the academy's highest award for a science faculty member.

"This is quite an unexpected honor," said Vinod. "I am thankful to the ISAS for providing a venue for my students to present their research and hone their presentation skills over the last two decades."

The society elects one honorary member and two fellows each year. According to the society's website, "candidates for fellows should be scientists of exceptional stature and/or professors/instructors of noteworthy teaching ability.  Fellows have made
outstanding contributions to sciences, either through their scholarly
publications or by significant and verifiable service to organizations of
science, including the ISAS."

At Western, Vinod teaches organic chemistry, safety practices in chemistry research, advanced organic chemistry and environmental chemistry.

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