Eugene J. Houdry Award in Applied Catalysis

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 24 July 2020

Eugene Houdry

Eugene Houdry

The Eugene J. Houdry Award in Applied Catalysis is sponsored by Clariant. 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 $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 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.

Nominations for the Award should be made before 2 September 2016. 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 documents should be submitted electronically to the President of the Society in one complete package along with no more than two seconding letters. Nomination packages for the Award must be received by 24 July 2020.

All nomination packages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Houdry Award should be sent 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