The Henry A.
Hill Award for Outstanding Service to the Northeastern
Section is awarded annually to a member, to a former
member, or in memory of a deceased member or former
member of the Section who has made outstanding contributions
to the Section's programs and activities.
Hill Award to Michael P. Filosa
Michael P. Filosa, Senior Manager at ZINK Imaging,
Inc. of Bedford, MA is the recipient of the 2012
Henry A. Hill Award. The award will be presented
to Dr. Filosa at the October 13, 2012 meeting of
the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical
Society (NESACS). The Hill Award is presented annually
to a member of NESACS for meritorious service to
the Section and to the profession of chemistry.
Dr. Filosa was appointed editor of the Nucleus in
2004 by the NESACS Board of Publications with the
mission of continuing the legacy of excellence established
by long-time Nucleus Editor, Arno H. A. Heyn. Dr.
Filosa has served as Nucleus editor from January
2005 to the present and has been responsible for
producing over 70 issues of the NESACS newsletter.
graduating as valedictorian of his high school
class, Dr. Filosa attended the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology receiving his B.S. in chemistry in
1974. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry
in 1979 from Harvard University under the direction
of Professor Paul A. Wender. Upon completion of
his Ph.D. he joined Polaroid in their Cambridge,
Massachusetts labs where he worked for 26 years.
His research involved developing and supporting
silver halide and non-silver halide imaging products.
Since 2005 Dr. Filosa has worked at ZINK Imaging,
Inc. which is a spinoff of Polaroid. He is a co-inventor
on multiple Polaroid and ZINK patents related to
thermal imaging materials and formulations.
Filosa has been a member of the American Chemical
Society since 1976 and began his service to NESACS
in 1997 with his election as an alternate councilor.
He was elected to a second term as alternate councilor
in 2005 and has been a councilor since 2009. He is
currently serving a three-year term on the ACS
joint Board-Council Committee on Chemical Abstracts
(CCAS). As Nucleus editor he regularly attends the
Board of Pub- lications meetings and serves on the
Arno Heyn Award Committee. He has also been a member
of NESACS Nom- inating Committee for several terms.
As Nucleus editor and a councilor, Dr. Filosa is
an active and influential member of the Northeastern
Section Board of Directors.
award is comprised of a plaque and a scroll suitably
engraved with an appropriate citation. It shall be
awarded annually at a regular meeting of the Northeastern
Section unless otherwise specified by the Board of