Nominations now open for The Tanabe Prize for Acid Base Catalysis

The Tan­abe Prize for Acid Base Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by The Inter­na­tion­al Acid-Base Catal­y­sis (ABC) Group. It is admin­is­trat­ed by The ABC Group and will be award­ed at ABC‑6 and at all sub­se­quent ABC con­fer­ences. Each awardee will be asked to give a ple­nary lec­ture. The award con­sists of a plaque and a prize of $ 2,000. Up to an addi­tion­al $ 1,000 will be made avail­able for oth­er­wise non-reim­bursed trav­el expens­es.

The award is giv­en in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to the field of acid and/or base catal­y­sis. It may be giv­en either to a young per­son who has demon­strat­ed real promise in the ear­ly part of his/her career, or to an indi­vid­ual at any stage of his/her career (sub­ject to the age require­ment below), who has made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the area with­in the six years pre­ced­ing the award.

Selec­tion of the awardee will be made by a com­mit­tee appoint­ed by a vote of the board mem­bers of The ABC Group. The nom­i­nees should not have passed their 56th birth­day on 10 May 2009 on which date the award will be pre­sent­ed at the ABC‑6 con­fer­ence. Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages should indi­cate the nominee’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions, accom­plish­ments, nom­i­nat­ing let­ter, one option­al sec­ond­ing let­ter and a biog­ra­phy of the nom­i­nee. A crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion of the sig­nif­i­cance of the candidate’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions should be made as well as a state­ment of the par­tic­u­lar contribution(s) on which the nom­i­na­tion is based. Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Award must be received by 1 June 2008.

All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages (one elec­tron­ic copy) should be sent to Jacques Vedrine, Pres­i­dent, The ABC Group; at An email receipt mes­sage will be sent to each nom­i­na­tor.

Call for IACS Award Nominations

IACS will present two awards at the 14th ICC in Seoul – the ICC Award and the Heinz Heine­mann Award. Please note that the dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is Jan­u­ary 15, 2008. All nom­i­na­tions should be sub­mit­ted to the Pres­i­dent of the IACS by email to the fol­low­ing address: The recip­i­ents of these awards will be select­ed by the IACS Awards Com­mit­tee, and it is planned to inform the recip­i­ents by March 15, 2008. Both recip­i­ents will be invit­ed to present a ple­nary pre­sen­ta­tion at the ICC in Seoul

International Catalysis Award

The Inter­na­tion­al Catal­y­sis Award will be giv­en to recog­nise and encour­age indi­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions by a young per­son in the field of catal­y­sis, such as the dis­cov­ery of the sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment of a cat­alyt­ic process, or an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to the under­stand­ing of cat­alyt­ic phe­nom­e­na. The recip­i­ent must not have passed her/his 45th birth­day by May 1 of the award year. The Award con­sists of a plaque and a check for $5,000.

Heinz Heinemann Award in Catalyst Science and Technology

The Heinz Heine­mann Award in Catal­y­sis will be giv­en to an indi­vid­ual or a group for sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to cat­a­lyst sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy achieved between Jan­u­ary 1, 2003, and Decem­ber 31, 2007. The Award con­sists of a plaque and a check for $5,000.

Nomination Procedure

Nom­i­na­tion of the award should be made before Jan­u­ary 15 in the year of an Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis (i.e. Jan­u­ary 15, 2008, for the awards made at the 14th ICC), and should include a crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion of the sig­nif­i­cance of the nom­i­nee’s pub­lished work, as well as a state­ment about the par­tic­u­lar con­tri­bu­tion on which the nom­i­na­tion is based. Nom­i­na­tions should also include the nom­i­nee’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions, accom­plish­ments and biog­ra­phy. Nom­i­na­tion doc­u­ments, along with no more than four let­ters of sup­port, should be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly as a sin­gle PDF file to the Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties ( recip­i­ent will be required to give a lec­ture on her/his research as part of the Inter­na­tion­al Con­gress on Catal­y­sis at which the award is con­ferred (i.e. 14th ICC, July 13–18, 2008 in Seoul, Korea).

Selection of Award Recipients

Selec­tion of the award recip­i­ents will be made by an Inter­na­tion­al Com­mit­tee com­posed of renowned sci­en­tists or engi­neers. This Com­mit­tee will be appoint­ed by the Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties, sub­se­quent to pro­pos­als from the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Catal­y­sis Soci­eties. Posthu­mous awards will be made only when knowl­edge of the win­ner’s death is received after the announce­ment of the Inter­na­tion­al Com­mit­tee’s deci­sion.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2007 awarded to Professor Gerhard Ertl for groundbreaking studies in surface chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chem­istry for 2007 was award­ed for ground­break­ing stud­ies in sur­face chem­istry. The Award acknowl­edges the impact of Pro­fes­sor Ertl’s catal­y­sis relat­ed work upon the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try. Ger­hard Ertl has found­ed an exper­i­men­tal school of thought by show­ing how reli­able results can be attained in this dif­fi­cult area of research. His insights have pro­vid­ed the sci­en­tif­ic basis of mod­ern sur­face chem­istry, espe­cial­ly applied to catal­y­sis: his method­ol­o­gy is used in both aca­d­e­m­ic research and the indus­tri­al devel­op­ment of chem­i­cal process­es. The approach devel­oped by Ertl is based not least on his stud­ies of the Haber-Bosch process, in which nitro­gen is extract­ed from the air for inclu­sion in arti­fi­cial fer­til­iz­ers. This reac­tion, which func­tions using an iron sur­face as its cat­a­lyst, has enor­mous eco­nom­ic sig­nif­i­cance because the avail­abil­i­ty of nitro­gen for grow­ing plants is often restrict­ed. Ertl has also stud­ied the oxi­da­tion of car­bon monox­ide on plat­inum, a reac­tion that takes place in the cat­a­lyst of cars to clean exhaust emis­sions.
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New Folder, Past NAM meetings

The NACS web­site now con­tains a new sub-fold­er, Past NAM meet­ings. This con­tains abstracts and pro­gram con­tent from the past NAM meet­ings (18th in Can­cun in 2003, 19th in Philadel­phia 2005, and 20th in Hous­ton in 2007).

Professor John M. White Passes Away

Pro­fes­sor John M. (Mike) White passed away sud­den­ly and unex­pect­ed­ly on Fri­day, August 31, 2007, while vis­it­ing his son in Okla­homa City. Since 1966, Mike worked for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas for 41 years as a well-loved chem­istry pro­fes­sor, served as the Chair­man of the Chem­istry Dept. and Direc­tor of the Sci­ence & Tech­nol­o­gy Cen­ter. Mike held the pres­ti­gious Robert A. Welch Chair in Chem­istry and had been with The Uni­ver­si­ty, when he was hired as an assis­tant pro­fes­sor fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of his Ph.D. at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois. His research inter­ests spanned a wide range of top­ics relat­ed to sur­face and mate­ri­als chem­istry, and he was one of the pio­neers in pho­to­chem­istry. A major con­tri­bu­tion to the sci­en­tif­ic com­mu­ni­ty was his exploita­tion of the tech­niques of sur­face physics for the inves­ti­ga­tion of a vari­ety of sur­face chem­i­cal prob­lems.

From 1991–2002, White served as Direc­tor of one of the ear­li­est Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion-fund­ed sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy cen­ters, head­ing up a team of twelve fac­ul­ty, five post­doc­tor­al fel­lows, and twen­ty-five grad­u­ate stu­dents from four UT depart­ments. His Cen­ter for Syn­the­sis, Growth and Analy­sis of Elec­tron­ic Mate­ri­als was fre­quent­ly held up by NSF offi­cials as a mod­el of superb research, man­age­ment, and report­ing for oth­er inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tions. He also spent time research­ing for the Fritz- Haber Insti­tute in Berlin, Ger­many and most recent­ly for the Pacif­ic North­west Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ry in Rich­land, WA direct­ing the Insti­tute for Inter­fa­cial Catal­y­sis.

Pro­fes­sor White grad­u­at­ed more than fifty doc­tor­al stu­dents, pub­lished over 650 schol­ar­ly arti­cles, and served a term as Chair of the Depart­ment of Chem­istry and Bio­chem­istry dur­ing his forty-one years at The Uni­ver­si­ty. Many of his for­mer stu­dents and post­doc­tor­al fel­lows now teach in uni­ver­si­ties around the world. He men­tored numer­ous new fac­ul­ty and part­nered with them on research projects, help­ing to secure hard-to-get grant fund­ing. He engaged large num­bers of under­grad­u­ates in research and encour­aged them to con­tin­ue with grad­u­ate stud­ies. Many of these under­grads pub­lished results in ref­er­eed jour­nals and made pre­sen­ta­tions at pro­fes­sion­al meet­ings. Noth­ing made him proud­er than see­ing his stu­dents suc­ceed, and in his work, his students—not his stel­lar reputation—were by far his top pri­or­i­ty.

In 2004, White began a joint research appoint­ment with Pacif­ic North­west Nation­al Lab­o­ra­to­ries that led to the estab­lish­ment of the Depart­ment of Ener­gy’s Insti­tute for Inter­fa­cial Catal­y­sis at PNNL, and in Feb­ru­ary, 2005, he was named its first Direc­tor, a post he held until his death.

If you wish to donate to the Endow­ment Fund for a Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Fel­low­ship in Mem­o­ry of Mike White, and/or if you wish to make a com­mit­ment for a future con­tri­bu­tion to this fund, please sim­ply make a check out to UT Austin, or The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas Austin, impor­tant­ly adding in the memo field on the check “in mem­o­ry of Mike White”, or write a let­ter of com­mit­ment with the pro­posed amount and future date, and mail it to:
Attn: Tim Aron­son
Col­lege of Nat­ur­al Sci­ences, Office of the Dean
The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas
1 Uni­ver­si­ty Sta­tion G2500
Austin, Texas 78712–0549
Sto­ry in part from Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas web­site,

Nominations now open for Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis

The F.G. Cia­pet­ta Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis is spon­sored by the Davi­son Chem­i­cal Divi­sion of W.R. Grace & Com­pa­ny 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 should con­tain a crit­i­cal eval­u­a­tion of the sig­nif­i­cance of can­di­date’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions should be made as well as a state­ment of the par­tic­u­lar contribution(s) on which the nom­i­na­tion is based. Nom­i­na­tion doc­u­ments (nom­i­na­tion let­ter, CV, jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, and no more than 2 sec­ond­ing let­ters) in one com­plete pack­age should be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly to the Pres­i­dent of the Soci­ety. Nom­i­na­tions for the 2008 Cia­pet­ta Award will close on Novem­ber 1, 2007.All nom­i­na­tion pack­ages for the Cia­pet­ta Award should be should be sent to John Armor, Pres­i­dent, North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety; at . Receipt of any nom­i­na­tion, will be con­firmed by an email mes­sage sent to each nom­i­na­tor.

Tobin Marks Awarded 2005 National Medal of Science by President Bush

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Pro­fes­sor Tobin J. Marks, who on May 29, 2007 was one of only eight sci­en­tists award­ed the 2005 Nation­al Medal of Sci­ence by Pres­i­dent George W. Bush. The Nation­al Medal of Sci­ence was estab­lished by the 86th Con­gress in 1959 as a Pres­i­den­tial Award to be giv­en to indi­vid­u­als “deserv­ing of spe­cial recog­ni­tion by rea­son of their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to knowl­edge in the phys­i­cal, bio­log­i­cal, math­e­mat­i­cal, or engi­neer­ing sci­ences.” In 1980 Con­gress expand­ed this recog­ni­tion to include the social and behav­ioral sci­ences. The Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion admin­is­ters the award; for more infor­ma­tion about the Nation­al Medal of Sci­ence please vis­it A Com­mit­tee of 12 sci­en­tists and engi­neers is appoint­ed by the Pres­i­dent to eval­u­ate the nom­i­nees for the award. Since its estab­lish­ment, the Nation­al Medal of Sci­ence has been award­ed to 425 dis­tin­guished sci­en­tists and engi­neers whose careers spanned decades of research and devel­op­ment.

Marks’ research focus­es on the design, syn­the­sis and in-depth char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of new sub­stances hav­ing impor­tant chem­i­cal, phys­i­cal and/or bio­log­i­cal prop­er­ties. His work is cred­it­ed with hav­ing major impact on con­tem­po­rary catal­y­sis with sem­i­nal research in the areas of organo-f-ele­ment homo­ge­neous catal­y­sis, met­al-lig­and bond­ing ener­get­ics, sup­port­ed organometal­lic catal­y­sis and met­al­locene poly­mer­iza­tion catal­y­sis. Tobin joined North­west­ern in 1970, and is a leader in the devel­op­ment and under­stand­ing of sin­gle-site olefin poly­mer­iza­tion catal­y­sis (now a multi­bil­lion dol­lar indus­try) as well as in the study of new mate­ri­als hav­ing remark­able elec­tri­cal, mechan­i­cal, inter­fa­cial and pho­ton­ic prop­er­ties. He designed a co-cat­a­lyst that led to what is now a stan­dard process for pro­duc­ing bet­ter poly­olefins, includ­ing poly­eth­yl­ene and polypropy­lene. Found in every­thing from sand­wich wrap to long under­wear, these ver­sa­tile and inex­pen­sive plas­tics are lighter in weight and more recy­clable than pre­vi­ous plas­tics. In his mol­e­c­u­lar opto­elec­tron­ics work, Marks designs arrays of “smart” mol­e­cules that will self-assem­ble into, or spon­ta­neous­ly form, struc­tures that can con­duct elec­tric­i­ty, switch light on and off, detect light and turn sun­light into elec­tric­i­ty. These struc­tures could lead to the world’s most ver­sa­tile and sta­ble light-emit­ting diodes (LEDs) and to flex­i­ble “plas­tic” tran­sis­tors.

Gabor Somorjai wins ACS Priestley Medal

Pro­fes­sor Gabor Somor­jai of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley was select­ed as the ACS Priest­ley Medal Awardee for 2008. The Priest­ley Medal is the high­est hon­or of the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Soci­ety (ACS) and is named for Joseph Priest­ley, who report­ed the dis­cov­ery of oxy­gen in 1774. Gabor is receiv­ing this award, which will be pre­sent­ed at the spring 2008 ACS nation­al meet­ing, “for extra­or­di­nar­i­ly cre­ative and orig­i­nal con­tri­bu­tions to sur­face sci­ence and catal­y­sis.” Wide­ly rec­og­nized by his peers as the father of mod­ern sur­face sci­ence, he has authored more than 1,000 sci­en­tif­ic papers and three text­books on sur­face chem­istry and het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis, and has men­tored more than 300 Ph.D. stu­dents and post­doc­tor­al fel­lows.

Jim Dumesic is the 2007 Robert Burwell Lecturer

The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety is pleased to announce that Pro­fes­sor James A. Dumesic is the recip­i­ent of the 2007 Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis. Jim is the Steen­bock Pro­fes­sor of Chem­i­cal and Bio­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin, in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin. This award is spon­sored by John­son Matthey Cat­a­lysts Com­pa­ny and admin­is­tered by the Soci­ety. The award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­i­um as well as a trav­el award to pro­vide the recip­i­ent with funds for vis­it­ing any of the 14 local clubs com­pris­ing the Soci­ety. The award is giv­en in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to one or more areas in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on dis­cov­ery and under­stand­ing of cat­alyt­ic phe­nom­e­na, cat­alyt­ic reac­tion mech­a­nisms and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and descrip­tion of cat­alyt­ic sites and species.

Bob Bur­well was a cat­alyt­ic explor­er who used a com­bi­na­tion of chem­i­cal knowl­edge and insa­tiable curios­i­ty to dra­mat­i­cal­ly expand the under­stand­ing of catal­y­sis. It is a hard act to emu­late, but Jim Dumesic’s excel­lence, lead­er­ship, and suc­ces­sion of impor­tant con­tri­bu­tions to het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis make him an ide­al recip­i­ent for this pres­ti­gious award. He set the bar high in his grad­u­ate work extend­ing the use of Möss­bauer spec­troscopy to relate mag­net­ic prop­er­ties of small par­ti­cles to their struc­ture and using that and oth­er sur­face-spe­cif­ic mea­sure­ments to explain the struc­ture sen­si­tiv­i­ty of iron ammo­nia syn­the­sis cat­a­lysts. Ear­ly in his career at Wis­con­sin he con­tin­ued to com­bine spec­tro­scop­ic and adsorp­tion meth­ods to a widen­ing vari­ety of prob­lems, adding IR to the spec­tro­scop­ic analy­sis and pio­neer­ing the use of calorime­try to gain new infor­ma­tion on the ener­get­ics of adsorp­tion and the ener­getic het­ero­gene­ity of sur­face sites. His devel­op­ment of micro­ki­net­ic analy­sis in the ear­ly 90’s set a new stan­dard for the mod­el­ing of the kinet­ic behav­ior of cat­alyt­ic sys­tems, com­bin­ing knowl­edge of gas/solid behav­ior over a wide range of con­di­tions and extend­ing that knowl­edge with quan­tum com­pu­ta­tions to pro­duce self con­sis­tent, robust quan­ti­ta­tive pre­dic­tions of per­for­mance. One of many exam­ples of the pow­er of the method is his ele­gant dis­sec­tion of the kinet­ics of cat­alyt­ic crack­ing. This superb body of work helped to earn him the Col­burn and Wil­helm Awards of AIChE, the Emmett Award, and Elec­tion to the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Engi­neer­ing in 1998. Remark­ably, over the past five years he rev­o­lu­tion­ized the field of catal­y­sis yet again by open­ing new direc­tions for the gen­er­a­tion of chem­i­cals and fuels from bio­mass. He is quot­ed at the end of a fea­ture Sci­ence arti­cle on his bio­mass work as say­ing “…no mat­ter how tech­nolo­gies for bio­fu­els and biore­fin­ing evolve, catal­y­sis is sure to be an impor­tant part of the mix”. The pic­ture of Jim’s con­tri­bu­tions to catal­y­sis would not be com­plete with­out men­tion of his ser­vice to the catal­y­sis com­mu­ni­ty and his teach­ing. He was the Edi­tor of the Jour­nal of Mol­e­c­u­lar Catal­y­sis and until recent­ly Asso­ciate Edi­tor of the Jour­nal of Catal­y­sis. His teach­ing con­tri­bu­tions were rec­og­nized by the Poly­gon Award and the Ben­jamin Smith Reynolds Award of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin. His lec­tures in tech­ni­cal meet­ings are known for the clar­i­ty and the amus­ing vignettes he always adds. He has over 300 pub­li­ca­tions in col­lab­o­ra­tion with more than 40 PhD stu­dents who occu­py promi­nent posi­tions in acad­e­mia and indus­try.

Local clubs should con­tact Pro­fes­sor Dumesic [] direct­ly about speak­ing engage­ments over the next two years. More infor­ma­tion on this award, the awards process, and pre­vi­ous awardees can be found inside the Awards fold­er on the NACS home page:

AIChE Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Practice Award

The Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Chem­i­cal Engi­neers has asked the NACS to remind mem­bers about the approach­ing May 1, 2007 dead­line for the AIChE Prac­tice Award. This award is not con­nect­ed to any NACS awards, nor does it involve par­tic­i­pa­tion by the NACS. The Prac­tice Award requires AIChE mem­ber­ship for nom­i­nees.

Catal­y­sis and Reac­tion Engi­neer­ing Prac­tice Award

Descrip­tion: This award rec­og­nizes indi­vid­u­als who have made pio­neer­ing
con­tri­bu­tions to indus­tri­al prac­tice of catal­y­sis and chem­i­cal reac­tion
engi­neer­ing. The can­di­date must have made impor­tant and spe­cif­ic
tech­ni­cal con­tri­bu­tions, ver­i­fi­able by means of well-doc­u­ment­ed
evi­den­tial mate­ri­als, to the inven­tion, devel­op­ment, design or
imple­men­ta­tion of indus­tri­al prod­ucts, cat­a­lysts or process­es through
inge­nious and cre­ative appli­ca­tion of chem­i­cal reac­tion engi­neer­ing
and/or catal­y­sis con­cepts. Awardees will be select­ed based on their
con­tri­bu­tions to the dis­cov­ery and appli­ca­tion of inno­v­a­tive catal­y­sis or
reac­tion engi­neer­ing solu­tions to tech­no­log­i­cal prob­lems, and/or
com­mer­cial­iza­tion of new prod­ucts and process­es. Can­di­date must be an
AIChE mem­ber. Can­di­dates may be from acad­e­mia, nation­al labs, or

Dead­line: May 1, 2007
Pro­ce­dure: Nom­i­na­tion pack­ages should include a 2‑page (max­i­mum) dou­ble
spaced nom­i­na­tion state­ment, a 2‑page CV, and up to four sup­port­ing
let­ters. Sub­mit the nom­i­na­tion elec­tron­i­cal­ly to Phillip E. Sav­age,
Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan (
Award: A plaque and cash award of $1,000
Pre­sen­ta­tion: The award is pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly at the Divi­sion Recep­tion or Din­ner. The recip­i­ent is also invit­ed to give a spe­cial lec­ture at the AIChE Annu­al Meet­ing.

Past Recip­i­ents

  • 2006 Lar­ry Smith
  • 2005 Robert Far­rauto
  • 2004 Stephen B. Jaffe
  • 2003 Israel Wachs
  • 2002 Teh C. Ho
  • 2001 Thomas R. Keane
  • 2000 L. Hege­dus