Paul H. Emmett Award in Fun­da­men­tal Catalysis

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 28 Sep­tem­ber 2018
The Paul H. Emmett Award in Fun­da­men­tal Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by the W.R. Grace & Co. It is admin­is­tered by The Catal­y­sis Soci­ety and is awarded bien­ni­ally in odd num­bered years, gen­er­ally at the North Amer­i­can meet­ing of The Catal­y­sis Soci­ety, where the awardee will be asked to give a ple­nary lec­ture. The award con­sists of a plaque and a prize of $5,000. An addi­tional $500 is avail­able for oth­er­wise unre­im­bursed travel expenses.

The pur­pose of the Award is to rec­og­nize and encour­age indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of cat­alytic phe­nom­ena, pro­posal of cat­alytic reac­tion mech­a­nisms and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of and descrip­tion of cat­alytic sites and species.

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 sex, nation­al­ity or affi­I­ia­tion. The award win­ner must not have turned 46 on April 1st of the award year, thus nom­i­na­tion doc­u­ments should indi­cate the age and birth­date of the nom­i­nee. The next award is the 2017 Award year for this Emmett Award. Thus, nom­i­nees should not yet be 46 on 1 April 2017.) 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.

Selec­tion of the Emmett Award win­ner will be made by a com­mit­tee of renowned sci­en­tists and engi­neers appointed by the Pres­i­dent of The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Award must be received by 28 Sep­tem­ber 2018.

All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Emmett 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

  • 1971 Richard J. Kokes
  • 1973 John H. Sinfelt
  • 1975 Jack H. Lunsford
  • 1977 Gabor A. Somorjai
  • 1979 Ger­hard Ertl
  • 1981 Peter A. Jacobs
  • 1983 Robert J. Madix
  • 1985 Alexis T. Bell
  • 1987 M. Albert Vannice
  • 1989 James A. Dumesic
  • 1991 Harold Kung
  • 1993 Mark Barteau
  • 1995 Mark Davis
  • 1997 Enrique Iglesia
  • 1999 Ray­mond Gorte
  • 2001 Donna Blackmond
  • 2003 Fran­cisco Zaera
  • 2005 Matthew Neurock
  • 2007 Robert J. Davis
  • 2009 Manos Mavrikakis
  • 2011 Bert Weckhuysen
  • 2013 Christo­pher W. Jones
  • 2015 Christophe COPÉRET