Fillmore Freeman, Professor of Chemistry at UCI, was recently named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Freeman is being recognized for his impressive contributions to the fields of computational quantum chemistry, hetero atom chemistry, oxidation chemistry and reaction mechanisms. He is one of seven UCI faculty members selected as AAAS fellows this year and one of two faculty members from the School of Physical Sciences. Fellows are selected from a broad array of fields including anthropology, astronomy & physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and sociology based on their distinguished research and commitment to advancing science. Freeman will receive recognition at the AAAS's annual meeting on February 16, 2019 in Washington D.C.
Professor Freeman earned his B.S. in 1957 from Central State University, his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1962, and he was a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. Freeman has worked with Nobel Prize laureate Manfred Eigen at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Nikolausberg, Germany, where he was named Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Full-bright-Hays Senior Research Scholar. He was also a Visiting Professor with Nobel Prize laureate Sir Derek H.R. Barton at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.