We are very happy to announce that Prof Shelley Minteer from the University of Utah has been awarded the prestigious Bruno Breyer medal from the Electrochemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The Breyer Medal is the highest award made by the Australasian electrochemistry community. The Breyer Medal and Lecture commemorates Dr Bruno Breyer (1900-1967) who was born in Czechoslavakia, educated in Germany, and later became a pioneer of AC polarography in Australia. The medal is awarded for internationally recognized contributions in the field of electrochemistry.
Dr. Shelley Minteer is a USTAR Professor and the Dale and Susan Poulter Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah, as well as the current Associate Chair of the Department. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 2000 under the direction of Professor Johna Leddy. After receiving her PhD, she spent 11 years as a faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Saint Louis University before moving to the University of Utah in 2011. She was a Technical Editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2013-2016) and also an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016-2020) before becoming the inaugural Editori-in-Chief of the ACS Au Journals. She has published greater than 400 publications and greater than 500 presentations at national and international conferences and universities. She has won several awards including the Luigi Galvani Prize of the Bioelectrochemical Society, International Society of Electrochemistry Tajima Prize and Bioelectrochemistry Prize, Grahame Award of the Electrochemical Society, Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry, American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry, and the Society of Electroanalytical Chemists' Young Investigator Award and Reilley Award. Her research interests are focused on electrocatalysis and bioanalytical electrochemistry. She has expertise in biosensors, biofuel cells, electrosynthesis, and bioelectronics.