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Newsmaker: Jeffry Madura

Noteworthy : Madura was named an American Chemical Society Fellow for his contributions to science and years of service to the society. He is among 213 scientists from around the world to receive the honor in 2011.

Residence : Pleasant Hills

Age : 54

Family : Wife, Colleen; and two sons, Brandon, 21, and Peyton, 15.

Education : He has a bachelor's degree from Thiel College in Greenville and a doctorate from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Occupation : Madura is a professor of physical and computational chemistry at Duquesne University.

Background : Madura chaired Duquesne University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2000-2010; was named to Duquesne's Office of Research Hall of Fame in 2008; awarded Duquesne's President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2007; and chaired the Gordon Research Conferences in 1998.

Quote : "I was honored and excited to be considered an ACS Fellow. It's nice to be recognized for what I've done for the ACS as well as for science."

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