The Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis is sponsored by Davison Catalyst, a business unit of W. R. Grace & Co. It is administered by The Catalysis Society and is awarded biennially in odd numbered years, and it will be presented at the Philadelphia meeting of The North American Catalysis Society (NACS) in 2005. The award consists of a plaque and a prize of $3,000. An additional $500 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 discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, proposal of catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification of and description of catalytic sites and species. The award winner shall not have passed his/ her 45th birthday on April 1 of the award year.
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 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 30 September and should contain the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments, a nominating letter, a seconding letter and a biography of the nominee, and confirm the birthdate of the nominee. A critical evaluation of the significance of publications and patents should be made as well as a statement about the particular contribution on which the nomination is based. Nomination documents should be submitted in six copies to the President of the Society along with no more than two seconding letters and must be received by on 30 September, 2004.
All nomination packages for the Emmett Award should be addressed to:
President, North American Catalysis Society
1608 Barkwood Dr.
Orefield, PA 18069 USA