Pro­fessor John R. Engen has been named the 2009 recip­ient of the pres­ti­gious Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achieve­ments by a Young Ana­lyt­ical Sci­en­tist by the Amer­ican Chem­ical Society (ACS). The award rec­og­nizes and encour­ages Engen’s out­standing research con­tri­bu­tions to the field of ana­lyt­ical chemistry.

Asso­ciate pro­fessor of chem­istry and chem­ical biology and fac­ulty fellow at the Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis at North­eastern, Engen researches the con­for­ma­tions and move­ments of pro­teins and pro­tein machines using state-​​of-​​the-​​art mass spec­trom­etry. The recog­ni­tion honors his out­standing accom­plish­ments, including the devel­op­ment of novel and impor­tant ana­lyt­ical methods that have found sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fi­cial appli­ca­tions in the chem­ical sciences.

Engen is the thir­teenth recip­ient of the Findeis award, which is spon­sored by Philip Morris. Each year, the award is given to a sci­en­tist who has earned his or her highest degree within ten years of the year of the award.

This award is a par­tic­u­larly impor­tant honor and we are proud of Pro­fessor Engen’s out­standing achieve­ments,” said Graham Jones, chair of Northeastern’s depart­ment of chem­istry and chem­ical biology and asso­ciate director of the Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis. “We are looking for­ward to many more years of impor­tant research from him that will no doubt advance the field of ana­lyt­ical chem­ical sci­ences and the cutting-​​edge research done at the Bar­nett Institute.”

Engen will receive the Findeis Award in August at the 238th ACS National Meeting in Wash­ington, D.C. With more than 154,000 mem­bers, the ACS is the world’s largest sci­en­tific society and one of the world’s leading sources of author­i­ta­tive sci­en­tific information.

For more infor­ma­tion on Engen’s research, please visit www​.hxms​.neu​.edu.