John Hemminger, physical sciences dean, has been selected to the first class of fellows of the American Chemical Society. Hemminger is one of 162 members who “share a common set of accomplishments, namely true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry,” said past President Bruce E. Bursten, who championed creation of the fellows program and shepherded it through board approval last year. Hemminger is co-director of the UCI Center for Solar Energy and an affiliate of AirUCI, the campus’s atmospheric chemistry research group.