Winner: Nancy Goroff

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Nancy GoroffChemist

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Nancy Goroff of Stony Brook has been selected to receive the 2013 Award for Creative Research and Applications of Iodine Chemistry from the American Chemical Society based on her discovery of "unique molecules based on the element iodine that can be used to make new materials for conducting energy." Goroff is an associate professor in Stony Brook University's Department of Chemistry and also appears in chemistry-themed videos for NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. Her research involves the creation of new polymers -- particularly carbon-iodine compounds -- that can be used as organic semiconductors, the university said.

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