Peter Stang was named the 2013 recipient of the Priestley Medal.
Stang has pioneered in the field of supramolecular chemistry the last 20 years and been a member of the university's faculty for more than 40 years.
Last year, President Barack Obama honored Stang with the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony.
It's the highest honor that the U.S. government bestows on scientists.
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