Isiah M. Warner
Boyd Professor and Emeritus Philip W. West Professor Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Louisiana State University, USA
Nominator comment: Isiah is one of the top recognized mentors in the US. The LSU chemistry graduate program is the nation’s largest producer of African-American chemistry PhDs, largely due to Isiah’s efforts in encouraging and mentoring these students. His outstanding mentoring achievements have been recognized through various awards, such as a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in 1998, the 2000 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2003 ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, and the 2003 CCR Diversity Award. Isiah is also an internationally recognized researcher in analytical chemistry, recently receiving the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry and serving as Chair of the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.