With his election, Richard Eisenberg is honored by the Academy for his seminal contributions to the fields of inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and as a researcher, teacher, leader, and mentor. He will be inducted into the academy with 208 other new Fellows from 28 states and 11 countries as a member of the 2009 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members. The induction will take place at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, MA on October 10, 2009.
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