Professor Shirley Nakagaki is one of our Editorial Board members for RSC Advances. Now she has been elected President of the Brazilian Chemical Society (SBQ).
This makes Shirley the second ever female researcher to be president of this society in the forty-five years it has been active.
Dr Laura Fisher, Executive Editor of RSC Advances, said: "We are very proud and excited to hear the news that Shirley has been elected President of the Brazilian Chemical Society. Shirley has brought her considerable expertise and knowledge to her role as an Editorial Board member for RSC Advances and I'd like to thank her for her dedication and support to the journal. I wish Shirley all the best in her new role, and I'm looking forward to our continued collaboration with her as she works to raise the voices of women chemists in Brazil."