The Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catalysis

 
Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 3 March 2017
 

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 3 March 2017 in one com­plete pack­age. All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Bur­well Award should be sent to Enrique Igle­sia, Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety at iglesia@berkeley.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