Karl Scheidt, Director of CMIDD and Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, has been awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom’s prestigious professional chemistry association that was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1848 and currently comprises about 50,000 members, recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of the chemical sciences. Professor Scheidt is an internationally known organic chemist whose research focuses on the development of new catalytic reactions and the synthesis and application of molecules with important biological and structural attributes. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The names of recently admitted Royal Society of Chemistry Fellows will be published in The Times of London in the near future.