Announcement of the Tanabe Prize

The Acid Base Catalysis Group hereby invites nominations for the Kozo Tanabe Prize. The Kozo Tanabe Prize for Acid Base Catalysis is sponsored by the International Acid-Base Catalysis (ABC) Group* and a selected private company. It honors the legacy and accomplishments of Professor Kozo Tanabe, who pioneered many of the modern concepts in Catalytic Chemistry of acids and bases. The prize is administered by the ABC Group* and will be presented at the 8th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis (ABC-8), to be held in May 2017 in Rio, Brazil. The award consists of a plaque, an honorarium, and travel expenses to attend the meeting and present a plenary lecture. The Tanabe Prize recognizes substantial contributions to the field of acid and/or base catalysis. It may be presented to an individual of any stage of her/his career for significant contributions to the area within the ten years preceding the date of the award. Self nominations are not accepted. The nomination package must include the nomination sheet, a list of publications and patents (2007-2017), a list of plenary and keynote lectures, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation. The nomination packages should be sent via email as a single PDF file titled “Name of Nominee Tanabe Prize Nomination 2017” no later than March 17, 2017 to the Tanabe Prize committee**. (Coordinator: David Jackson, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Email:

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ABC group
Asia, Australia, New Zealand:
Professor PARK Sang-Eun, Inha Univ, Korea
Professor HARA Michikazu, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Professor TATSUMI Takashi, Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan
Professor EBITANI Kohki, Japan Advanced Inst. Sci. & Tech., Japan
**Professor KATADA Naonobu, Tottori Univ. Japan
Professor LIU Zhongmin, Dalian Inst. Chem. Phys.,

Professor MOTA de ARAUJO Claudio,Univ.Fed. Rio, Br
Dr. SOLED Stuart, ExxonMobil, Allendale, USA
**Dr. ABREVAYA Hayim, UOP, DesPlaines & Northwestern Univ., USA
Professor GATES Bruce, Univ. California at Davis, USA
Professor NEUROCK Matt, Univ. Virginia, USA

Dr. ESSAYEM Nadine, Univ. Lyon-CNRS, France
Professor IVANOVA, State Univ. Moskva, Russia
**Professor JACKSON David, Univ. Glasgow, United Kingdom
Professor OLSBYE Unni, Univ. Oslo, Norway
Professor BODIGA Silvia, Univ. Turin, Italy
Professor HENSEN Emil, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Dr. JANSSENS Ton, Haldor Topsøe, Norway
Professor KOZHENIKOV Ivan, Univ.Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dr. MARTINEZ Cristina, ITQ Valencia, Spain
Professor ONIDA Barbara, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Professor WECKHUYSEN, Bert, Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands