The Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis is sponsored by Johnson Matthey PLC’s Catalysts and Chemicals Division and administered by The North American Catalysis Society. It is to be awarded biennially in odd-numbered years. The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. An additional $4,500 is available to cover travelling expenses.
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. 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 (1) visit and lecture to each of the affiliated Clubs/Societies with which mutually satisfactory arrangements can be made and (2) prepare a review paper(s) for publication covering these lectures. Publication will be in an appropriate periodical.
Selection of the 2005 Burwell 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. Nomination packages for the Award must be received by on 1 December, 2004 and should contain the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments, a nominating letter, a seconding letter and a biography of the nominee. A critical evaluation of the significance of publications should be made as well as a statement of the particular contribution(s) on which the nomination is based with regard to the Burwell Award description. Nomination documents should be submitted in six copies to the President of the Society along with no more than two seconding letters.
All nomination packages for the Houdry Award should be addressed to:
President, North American Catalysis Society
1608 Barkwood Dr.
Orefield, PA 18069 USA