The Catalysis Club of Chicago is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart L. Soled
(ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.) is the recipient of the 2012 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This Award is given to recognize Dr. Soled’s outstanding contributions to the synthesis, structural and functional characterization, and commercialization of novel catalytic materials. Stu’s research has led to the discovery and successful development and commercialization of several catalyst technologies, including nanostructured metal oxide/metal sulfide bul
k hydroprocessing catalysts for the production of ultralow sulfur diesel, dispersed metal oxides/sulfides for the production of clean and high octane gasoline, supported metals catalysts for potential applications in chemical intermediates synthesis and synfuels, and solid acids catalysts.
Stu has served on the editorial boards of leading catalysis journals and as chairs for catalysis conferences. He is an excellent teacher mentoring the next generation of distinguished scientists and technical staff. Stu has been invited to give lectures on national and international scientific meetings. He has published 100 patents and over 70 publications.
The award includes an honorarium ($1,000) and a plaque. Dr. Soled will receive this Award during the Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium on May 15, 2012 at BP Research Center (Naperville, IL). Dr. Soled will deliver the Award address at the Symposium.
Past recipients of the Herman Pines Award
2008 Aleksey Yezerets, Cummins
2009 Tobin Marks, Northwestern University
2010 James Rekoske, UOP
2011 Jingguang Chen, University Delaware
- 1999 Harold Kung, Northwestern University
- 2000 John Monnier, Eastman Chemical
- 2001 Lanny Schmidt, University of Minnesota
- 2002 James Brazdil, BP
- 2003 James Dumesic, University of Wisconsin
- 2004 Alak Bhattacharyya, BP
- 2005 Israel Wachs, Lehigh University
- 2006 Jeffrey Miller, BP
- 2007 Chunshan Song, Pennsylvania State University