Klinman wins Gibbs Medal

Photo of Professor Judith Klinman.

Chemistry emerita professor Judith Klinman has received the 2017 Willard Gibbs Medal Award of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society.

Klinman was cited for her groundbreaking discoveries in enzyme catalysis, including the application of kinetic isotope effects and the discovery that protein structures have evolved to catalyze effective quantum mechanical tunneling.

The Willard Gibbs Medal Award was founded by William A. Converse, a former Chicago Section Chair, in 1910 and first awarded in 1911. Gibbs was chosen to be the model for the award as an outstanding example of creativity in scientific investigation.