Upon completion, these are the first 9 members from a prestigious list to form the name of their field.

  1. Carl Bosch
  2. Hermann Emil Fischer
  3. Eduard Buchner
  4. Marie Sklodowska Curie
  5. Irving Langmuir
  6. Svante Arrhenius
  7. Theodore William Richards
  8. Richard Willstatter

Who is the missing member?

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The missing member is

Yuan Tseh Lee

All people are winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the first letters of their first names spell CHEMISTRY.
As stewartIM pointed out, these people are the first laureates who have that specific initial, which makes this fit the "first 9 members" clue.

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    – stewartIM
    Oct 4, 2022 at 11:47
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    Oct 4, 2022 at 11:52

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