The NACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 22 May 2020
The NACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis is jointly sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering and Clariant.

Purpose: To recognize an individual (every two years with a $5,000 prize) who advanced catalytic chemistry or engineering by significant service to the catalysis community in addition to technical accomplishments. Travel costs are provided to the meeting where the award is presented.

Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must have demonstrated extensive contributions to the advancement of catalysis during their career. Service activities recognized by the award may include roles such as teaching, mentoring, writing, editing, and leadership of meetings or organizations. An awardee must have made these contributions to the benefit of the North American catalysis community.

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.

All nomination packages (one electronic copy) for the Service Award should be sent to Jingguang Chen, President, North American Catalysis Society at Nominations for the 2016 Award will close by 22 May 2020. Receipt of any nomination, will be confirmed by an email message sent to any nominator.

Previous Award Winners

  • 2010 W. Nicholas Delgass
  • 2012 John Armor
  • 2014 Burtron H. Davis
  • 2016 Gary L. Haller
  • 2018 Alexis T. Bell