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Dr. Daniel A. Singleton, Davidson Professor of Science and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for 2008 in recognition of global excellence in chemistry.

Singleton, who is known worldwide as an expert in physical and theoretical organic chemistry, was one of 10 honorees selected from among the most distinguished scientists across the globe for the prestigious annual award.

"Dan's physical organic chemistry research has impacted several areas of applied chemistry," said Dr. David H. Russell, professor and head of the Department of Chemistry. "We are especially proud of this recognition, because it underscores the importance of his contributions to fundamental chemistry and the role of basic science in the academics and industry."

As a recipient of the Cope Scholar Award, Singleton will receive a $5,000 stipend, a certificate and a $40,000 unrestricted research grant, as well as the opportunity to present an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium next August as part of the ACS Fall Meeting, where he also will accept his award.

A member of the Texas A&M Chemistry faculty since 1987, Singleton also is a faculty member of the Chemistry/Biology Interface Training Program. His research interests include organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, dynamic effects, isotope effects, asymmetric amplification and absolute asymmetric synthesis. He is the recipient of a University Faculty Fellowship from Texas A&M University as well as a Distinguished Achievement College-Level Award in Teaching from The Association of Former Students.

Singleton received a bachelor of science from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To learn more about Dr. Singleton and his research go to http://www.chem.tamu.edu/rgroup/singleton/.

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Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu

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