Michel Boudart Award for the Advance­ment of Catalysis

 
An Award pre­sented jointly by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety and the Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties.
Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 9 Novem­ber 2018
 
The Michel Boudart Award for the Advance­ment of Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by the Hal­dor Top­søe Com­pany, and is admin­is­tered jointly by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety and the Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties. The Award will be pre­sented bien­ni­ally in odd num­bered years. The recip­i­ent will give ple­nary lec­tures at the bian­nual meet­ings of the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (NAM) and the Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties (EFCATS) (EuropaCat). The award con­sists of a plaque or object of art and a prize of $6,000. Up to an addi­tional $2,000 will be made avail­able for oth­er­wise non-reimbursed travel expenses.

The Award rec­og­nizes and encour­ages indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions to the elu­ci­da­tion of the mech­a­nism and active sites involved in cat­alytic phe­nom­ena and to the devel­op­ment of new meth­ods or con­cepts that advance the under­stand­ing and/or prac­tice of het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis. The Award selec­tion process will empha­size accom­plish­ments and con­tri­bu­tions pub­lished within the five pre­ced­ing years. Can­di­dates may be nom­i­nated with­out any restric­tion of national ori­gin, thus reflect­ing the inter­na­tional scope of the career and con­tri­bu­tions of Michel Boudart.

The recip­i­ent of the Michel Boudart Award will be selected by a com­mit­tee of renowned researchers appointed jointly by the Pres­i­dents of the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety and the Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties. The selec­tion shall be made with­out regard for age, sex, affil­i­a­tion, or national ori­gin. Recip­i­ents of NACS Awards or Lec­ture­ships within the last 5 years are eli­gi­ble for the Michel Boudart Award.

The nom­i­na­tion mate­ri­als should describe clearly, specif­i­cally, and con­cisely the nominee’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions and accom­plish­ments in the con­text of the spe­cific award.

These mate­ri­als should include the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments (sub­mit­ted as a sin­gle PDF file and not exceed­ing the indi­cated length): (i) a nom­i­na­tion let­ter (1000 words); (ii) two sup­port­ing let­ters (800 words each); (iii) a nar­ra­tive bio­graph­i­cal note (500 words); and (iv) a cur­ricu­lum vitae, includ­ing rel­e­vant posi­tions and recog­ni­tions and a list of pub­li­ca­tions and patents.

The nom­i­na­tion and sup­port­ing let­ters should be spe­cific to the year and to the name of the award.

One com­plete elec­tronic copy of the nom­i­na­tion (as a sin­gle PDF file) for the 2017 Boudart Award should be sent to the Pres­i­dent of The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (Enrique Igle­sia at iglesia@berkeley.edu) and the Pres­i­dent of The Euro­pean Fed­er­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties (Johannes Lercher at johannes.lercher@ch.tum.de ) by 9 Novem­ber 2018. Nom­i­na­tors will receive email con­fir­ma­tion of their sub­mis­sion.
 

Pre­vi­ous Awards Winners

  • 2007 Alexis T. Bell
  • 2009 Avelino Corma Canos
  • 2011 James A. Dumesic
  • 2013 Jens Norskov
  • 2015 Hajo Freund