Date: 20 December 2020
Professor Bassam Alameddine, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at GUST, has been named as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and which is a designation awarded only to a group of RSC members who have made “major and outstanding contributions to chemistry and other interface disciplines”. Professor Bassam Alameddine’ s name will also be published in The Times (London) newspaper along with the names of other Fellows awarded for distinguished service in the field of chemistry.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a professional association in the United Kingdom with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. The Royal Society of Chemistry’ s mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences and this has been the case since 1841. In 1848, Queen Victoria granted a Royal Charter to the Society, confirming its purpose of “the general advancement of Chemical Science”.
The organization carries out research, publishes journals, books, and databases, as well as hosts conferences, seminars, and workshops. It is also the professional body for chemistry in the UK, with the ability to award the status of Chartered Chemist (CChem) and through the Science Council, the awards of the Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RscTech) to suitably qualified candidates.
Prof. Alameddine is the principal investigator of the Functional Materials Group at university, where over the past five years, he has been able to secure research grants exceeding one million USD from the KFAS, and his research interests are focused on the synthesis of organic and polymer materials for optoelectronic applications and gas separation membranes.