Semih Eser, with Linda Wu, immediate past president of the American Chemical Society (ACS), was inducted as an ACS Fellow at the society's national fall meeting.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Semih Eser, professor in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Eser was one of 99 scientists selected as part of the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. Fellows are selected for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education and public service. Only 750 of the society’s more than 161,000 members from academia, industry, government labs and small business have been distinguished with this honor. A member since 1986, Eser was recognized at the ACS fall national meeting held in San Francisco.

Eser was selected for his achievements in explaining the pathways and inhibition of carbonaceous solid deposition on metal surfaces from heated hydrocarbons and heteroatom species in fuel delivery systems of internal combustion engines and for his service as chair and program chair of the Division of Fuel Chemistry (now Energy and Fuels), especially his work to help expand technical programming topics.

Eser is a professor of energy and geo-environmental engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. He also serves as the undergraduate program chair of the energy and fuels engineering degree option and as director of the Carbon Materials Program at the EMS Energy Institute. He served the associate department head from 2001-06 and as acting head in 2004.

Eser currently is on the editorial boards of the Journal of ASTM International; International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology; Journal of New Carbon Materials; and Chemistry Central Journal.

Eser received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and his doctorate in fuel science from Penn State.

Eser was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (September 2014 – January 2015) and currently is teaching at the Izmir Technology Institute in Izmir, Turkey. Read Full Story on Penn State News