The Philip L. Levins Memorial Prize for Outstanding Performance by a Graduate Student
The Philip L. Levins Memorial Prize recognized outstanding performance by a graduate student on their way to a career in chemical science. This prize is no longer awarded. NESACS would like to thank the Levins family for their support of this award.
Dr. Philip L. Levins was Vice-President in charge of Chemical and Good Sciences at Arthur D. Little, Inc. having been associated with the company for 22 years. He joined Arthur D. Little Inc. to carry on research in kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions.
He assumed responsibility for the Company’s nuclear magnetic resonance and chromatography activities, which led to continuing involvement with analytical and environmental research for government and industrial clients. He was a pioneer in the application of high resolution mass spectroscopy to the solution of a variety of challenging problems, including finding the chemical answers to the question of diesel exhaust odor.
His research in chemical-sensory correlation studies continued through the merger of Arthur D. Little, Inc.’s chemistry and food service divisions until 1982. Among the technical staff were many young people from the Northeastern University cooperative program. Dr. Levins made certain that their time with his group was exceptionally rewarding. This exemplified his commitment to the personal and professional growth of the people who worked in the Chemical Sciences.
Yi Pu, Boston University
Shuai Nie, Tufts University
Chengjun Wang, Univ of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Yuejuan Lin, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Xiaoxuan Shen, Univ. of New Hampshire
Elaine Ricicki, Northeastern University
Kai Zhang, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Brian Murphy, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Cheng Xia Wang, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Valentine I. Vullev, Boston University
Showei Cai, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Lori Henderson, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell
Sean J. Hart, Tufts University
Kimberly A. Parthum, Univ. of New Hampshire
Kevin Kreutter, Brandeis University
Fen-Ni Fiu, Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Mary T. Didiuk, Boston College
Michael G. Yang, Boston University
Michael K. Rosen, MIT
Keith DeVries, Harvard University
Jeffrey R. Mazzeo, Northeastern University
James A. Hill, MIT
Yvette Dick, Tufts University
Shuai Nie (Tufts University), winner of the 2013 Philip L. Levins Memorial Prize, at right, with Dorothy Phillips (NESACS Award Committee Chair).