5 Prestigious Awards Received by Chemist Kim Renee Dunbar
Kim Renee Dunbar’s Notable Awards for her Research in the Inorganic Chemistry Field
Kim Renee Dunbar has received many awards for her work in science and chemistry. The professor received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Purdue University and is a University Distinguished Professor and is the Davidson Professor of Science in the chemistry department at Texas A&M University. Here are five of the notable awards Kim Renee Dunbar has received.
2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
Kim Renee Dunbar was named a 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow to recognize her global contributions to chemistry. Her research in synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry focuses on the application or coordination chemistry principles to the solution of problems, ranging from new conducting materials to anticancer agents. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community with more than 54,000 members and a 175-year history. “It was a huge honor to be recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which I have been a member of for many years,” said Kim Renee Dunbar.
Basola Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry
Kim Renee Dunbar was chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Basola Medal for
Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry to celebrate her career achievements over the last three decades. The award is presented each year by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society Chicago Section.
“I am deeply honored to receive this medal,” said Kim Renee Dunbar. She knew Fred Basolo,
who the award is named for. “He and I had many long talks, and he regaled me with stories
about the history of coordination chemistry,” Kim Renee Dunbar said. “He was a wonderful role model and an inspiration to me.”
President’s Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
In 2015, Kim Renee Dunbar was awarded the President’s Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, one of six people to receive the award that year. It was given for her leadership and advocacy for underrepresented communities in STEM fields.
American Chemical Society Award Winner
In 2015, Kim Renee Dunbar was an American Chemical Society award winner. She received the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry. Kim Renee Dunbar was praised for her “outstanding achievements in the field of coordination compounds as magnetic and conducting materials and for extraordinary service in inorganic chemistry.”
Texas A&M Women Former Students’ Network Eminent Scholar Award
Kim Renee Dunbar was selected as the first recipient of the Texas A&M Women Former Students’ Network Eminent Scholar Award in 2012. This award was created to highlight the contributions of the university’s women faculty who demonstrate exceptional achievement in research, scholarship, artistic and creative pursuits, and engagement.