Todd Hudnall named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Todd Hudnall, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
The RSC is the world’s oldest professional society of chemists dating back more than 175 years. The RSC serves as the European counterpart to the American Chemical Society (ACS), and is based in London, U.K.
Hudnall joined the Texas State faculty in 2010. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in September 2016 and to full professor in 2020. In 2011 Hudnall was selected as a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation of Science Advancement in 2011 and in 2016 received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Hudnall’s research interests revolve around the chemistry of the p-block elements, with a specific interest in the stabilization of low-valent and low-oxidation state elements using electron-deficient carbenes.
Fellow is the RSC’s senior category of membership. Fellows hold positions of influence in the chemistry community and have invaluable experience, expertise and commitment to promoting the value of chemical science.
The RSC was founded in 1841 when 77 scientists – including doctors, academics, manufacturers and entrepreneurs – formed the Chemical Society of London, with dialysis inventor Thomas Graham as the first president. Seven years, later Queen Victoria granted a Royal Charter to the society, confirming its purpose of "the general advancement of Chemical Science." Since then, the RSC's mission has been to advance excellence in the chemical sciences.
With membership of more than 54,000 members across the world, RSC also operates an internationally renowned not-for-profit publishing and knowledge business and maintains a reputation as an influential champion for the chemical sciences.