Eugene J. Houdry Award in Applied Catalysis

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 19-July-2024

Eugene Houdry

Eugene Houdry

The Eugene J. Houdry Award in Applied Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by Clari­ant. It is admin­is­tered by the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety (NACS) and is award­ed bien­ni­al­ly in odd-num­bered years, gen­er­al­ly at the North Amer­i­can meet­ing of the NACS, 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 $1,000 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 the devel­op­ment of new and improved cat­a­lysts and process­es rep­re­sent­ing out­stand­ing advances in their use­ful appli­ca­tion.

Selec­tion of the award win­ner will be made by a com­mit­tee of renowned sci­en­tists, engi­neers, and tech­nol­o­gists appoint­ed by the Pres­i­dent of the NACS. Valu­ing equi­ty, diver­si­ty, and inclu­sive­ness, NACS is strong­ly com­mit­ted to rec­og­niz­ing excep­tion­al indi­vid­u­als via a wel­com­ing nom­i­na­tion and eval­u­a­tion process. NACS encour­ages nom­i­na­tions of qual­i­fied indi­vid­u­als of all ori­gins, races, reli­gions, gen­ders, and gen­der iden­ti­ties. NACS rec­og­nizes the intel­lec­tu­al and geo­graph­i­cal diver­si­ty of the catal­y­sis field. In recog­ni­tion of the core mis­sion of NACS to advance, sup­port, and encour­age the North Amer­i­can catal­y­sis com­mu­ni­ty, work with a strong con­nec­tion to North Amer­i­ca will be empha­sized. Posthu­mous awards will be made only when knowl­edge of the awardee’s death is received after announce­ment of the selec­tion jury’s deci­sion. Nom­i­na­tions for the Award should be made before 19-July-2024. 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 nom­i­nat­ing let­ter (1000 words); (ii) two sup­port­ing let­ters (800 words each); (iii) a nar­ra­tive bio­graph­i­cal note (500 words); and (iv) a cur­ricu­lum vitae of the nom­i­nee, includ­ing rel­e­vant posi­tions and recog­ni­tions and a list of pub­li­ca­tions and patents. The nom­i­nat­ing 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 19-July-2024. All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Houdry Award should be sent elec­tron­i­cal­ly to Jing­guang Chen, 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 Her­man S. Bloch
  • 1973 Charles J. Plank
  • 1975 Heinz Heine­mann
  • 1977 Vladimir Haensel
  • 1979 Adal­bert Farkas
  • 1981 Her­man Pines
  • 1983 Mil­ton Orchin
  • 1985 John W. Ward
  • 1987 Ralph J. Berto­laci­ni
  • 1989 Jule A. Rabo
  • 1991 James Roth
  • 1993 Wolf­gang M. H. Sachtler
  • 1995 Madan Bhasin
  • 1997 John Armor
  • 1999 Clarence Chang
  • 2001 Leo Manz­er
  • 2003 Aveli­no Cor­ma
  • 2005 Hen­rik Top­søe
  • 2007 Stacey Zones
  • 2009 Jef­frey Beck
  • 2011 James C. Stevens
  • 2013 Giuseppe Bel­lus­si
  • 2015 Anne Gaffney
  • 2017 Jef­fery Brick­er
  • 2019 Hai-Ying Chen
  • 2021 Deng-Yang (DY) Jan
  • 2023 Stephen R. Schmidt