Victor Young Jr. elected Fellow of American Crystallographic Association

Victor Young Jr., Ph.D., has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association. Young has been director of the Department of Chemistry's X-ray Crystallographic Laboratory for 25 years. Prior to that, he was in a similar role at Iowa State University. 

Young earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and biology at Spring Arbor College, and completed his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Arizona State University.

He has given much to the profession, including being an author of more than 400 publications, and making numerous presentations. His service activities to the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) encompass back-to-back, three-year terms with the United States National Committee for Crystallography from 2006 to 2008 and from 2009 to 2011. He also served as a Delegate to the 21st and 22nd Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, which were held in Osaka, Japan, and Madrid, Spain, respectively.

In addition, Young has served ACA on its  Nominations Committee for two two-year terms, 2003-2004 and 2014-2015;  Apparatus and Standards Committee, 2000-2003; local committee co-chair of the American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting in St. Paul, 2000;  and chair, Service Crystallography Special Interest Group, 1999.