The F. G. Cia­petta Lec­ture­ship in Catalysis

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 10 Novem­ber 2017
The F. G. Cia­petta Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis (prior to 1973 The National Lec­ture­ship) is spon­sored by the W.R. Grace & Co. and The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. The Soci­ety admin­is­ters this Lec­ture­ship. It is to be awarded bien­ni­ally in even num­bered years. The Award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­ium of $5,000. Travel expenses are pro­vided through a travel escrow fund, admin­is­tered by the NACS, to be used on a “as needed basis” for the recip­i­ents from acad­e­mia or indus­trial com­pa­nies (with < $100 Mil­lion annual sales; up to $3,000. for employ­ees of larger com­pa­nies). The Award is given in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to one or more areas in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on indus­tri­ally sig­nif­i­cant cat­a­lysts and cat­alytic processes and the dis­cov­ery of new cat­alytic reac­tions and sys­tems of poten­tial indus­trial impor­tance. 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 visit and lec­ture to each of the affil­i­ated Clubs/Societies with which mutu­ally sat­is­fac­tory arrange­ments can be made. Selec­tion of the awardee will be made with­out regard to age, sex, nation­al­ity, or affil­i­a­tion. 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. Nom­i­na­tions for the Cia­petta Award will close on 10 Novem­ber 2017. All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Cia­petta Award should be should be sent to Enrique Igle­sia, Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety; at Receipt of any nom­i­na­tion, will be con­firmed by an email mes­sage sent to any nom­i­na­tor.

Pre­vi­ous Award Winners

  • 1967 Jan H. deBoer
  • 1968 John Sinfelt
  • 1969 Stan­lis­las Teichner
  • 1972 George C.A. Schuit
  • 1973 Jose J. Fripiat
  • 1974 Den­nis A. Dowden
  • 1975 Pierre C. Gravelle
  • 1976 Ger­hard Ertl
  • 1977 John R. Anderson
  • 1986 Michel Boudart
  • 1988 James D. Idol
  • 1990 W. Keith Hall
  • 1992 R. van Santen
  • 1994 John J. Rooney
  • 1996 George Kokotailo
  • 1998 Avelino Corma
  • 2000 Gary McVicker
  • 2002 John Monnier
  • 2004 Dou­glas Stephan
  • 2006 Stu­art Soled
  • 2008 Robert Farrauto
  • 2010 Jef­frey T. Miller
  • 2012 Thomas Degnan
  • 2014 Paul Barger
  • 2016 Ahmad Moini