2016 Jonathan P. Mathews

Mathews, Jonathan P.

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The Pennsylvania State University

Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for a passion for coal science, he has advanced coal science internationally and is noted for characterization and capturing structural diversity within large-scale atomistic representations of coal/chars and their use.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as inaugural Co-Chair (2012) of the Division of Energy and Fuels, aided in the merger process, and was a champion of the retention of preprints. Also has served as a long-standing Director of Membership (2003–present) for the Division of Fuel Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels) and a frequent reviewer for coal-related research.