The Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis

 
Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 22 Jan­u­ary 2021
 

Robert L. Burwell, Jr.

Robert L. Bur­well, Jr.

The Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by John­son Matthey and admin­is­tered by The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. It is to be award­ed bien­ni­al­ly in odd-num­bered years. The award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­i­um of $5,000. An addi­tion­al $4,500 is avail­able to cov­er trav­el­ling expens­es in North Amer­i­ca. The awardee is expect­ed to lec­ture at many of the local catal­y­sis clubs.

The award is giv­en in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to one or more areas in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of cat­alyt­ic phe­nom­e­na, cat­alyt­ic reac­tion mech­a­nisms and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and descrip­tion of cat­alyt­ic sites and species. The Awardee will be select­ed on the basis of his/her con­tri­bu­tions to the cat­alyt­ic lit­er­a­ture and the cur­rent time­li­ness of these research con­tri­bu­tions. The recip­i­ent may be invit­ed to (1) vis­it and lec­ture to each of the affil­i­at­ed Clubs/Societies with which mutu­al­ly sat­is­fac­to­ry arrange­ments can be made and (2) pre­pare a review paper(s) for pub­li­ca­tion cov­er­ing these lec­tures. Pub­li­ca­tion will be in an appro­pri­ate peri­od­i­cal.

Selec­tion of the Award win­ner will be made by a com­mit­tee of renowned sci­en­tists and engi­neers appoint­ed by the Pres­i­dent of The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. Selec­tion shall be made with­out regard for age, sex, nation­al­i­ty or affil­i­a­tion. Posthu­mous awards will be made only when knowl­edge of the awardee’s death is received after announce­ment of the Award Com­mit­tee’s deci­sion.

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.

Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Award must be received by 22 Jan­u­ary 2021 in one com­plete pack­age. All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Bur­well Award should be sent to Jing­guang Chen, Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety at jgchen@columbia.edu. Receipt of any nom­i­na­tion, will be con­firmed by an email mes­sage sent to any nom­i­na­tor.
 

Previous Award Winners

  • 1983 Robert L. Bur­well
  • 1985 Wolf­gang M. H. Sachtler
  • 1987 John B. Peri
  • 1989 Jack H. Lunsford
  • 1991 Kamil Kli­er
  • 1993 Wern­er O. Haag
  • 1995 Gary Haller
  • 1997 Wayne Good­man
  • 1999 Harold Kung
  • 2001 Tobin Marks
  • 2003 Alex­is T. Bell
  • 2005 Enrique Igle­sia
  • 2007 James Dumesic
  • 2009 Bruce Gates
  • 2011 Johannes A. Lercher
  • 2013 Charles Camp­bell
  • 2015 Matt Neu­rock
  • 2017 Jing­guang Chen
  • 2019 Abhaya Datye