Susan D. Richardson, the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina, has been named a 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. The Fellows Program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements and contributions to science, the profession, and the ACS. Prof. Richardson received her B.S. in chemistry and mathematics from Georgia College & State University and her Ph.D. in chemistry from Emory University. Prior to moving to USC in January 2014, she was a Research Chemist for several years at the U.S. EPA’s National Exposure
Research Laboratory in Athens, GA. For the last several years, Susan has been conducting research in drinking water—specifically in the study of toxicologically important disinfection by-products (DBPs). She was the recipient of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advancements in Environmental Science & Technology, and has received an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University in Canada (2006). She also serves as an Associate Editor of Water Research and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science & Technology, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, and Journal of Environmental Sciences. Susan has published more than 130 journal articles and book chapters and has written two ongoing invited biennial reviews for the journal Analytical Chemistry on Emerging Contaminants in Water Analysis and Environmental Mass Spectrometry.