Herman Pines Award in Catalysis

Spon­sored by UOP and the Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago
 

Herman Pines

Her­man Pines

The Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago is solic­it­ing nom­i­na­tions for the Her­man Pines Award for out­stand­ing research in the field of catal­y­sis. Her­man Pines was an out­stand­ing research sci­en­tist, and his work rev­o­lu­tion­ized the gen­eral under­stand­ing of organic chem­istry, par­tic­u­larly the chem­istry of hydro­car­bons inter­act­ing with strong acids. The Award in his honor is co-sponsored by UOP, where Her­man Pines began his indus­trial career in 1930 and amassed 145 US patents, and by the Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago of which Her­man Pines was a found­ing member.

The Award will be pre­sented at the 2014 Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago Spring Sym­po­sium and con­sists of a plaque, a cash award of $1,000 and reim­burse­ment for travel and lodg­ing as a ple­nary speaker at the Spring Symposium.

The nom­i­nee must meet the fol­low­ing criteria:

  • Great achieve­ments of catal­y­sis research in the past five years.
  • For the year of 2014, the award will be given to an indus­trial researcher.
  • Active mem­ber in catal­y­sis community.
  • A res­i­dent of North America.

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tion is Jan­u­ary 31, 2014. Nom­i­na­tion should describe the spe­cific work for which the nom­i­nee should be rec­og­nized. Com­plete cur­ricu­lum vitae with let­ters of sup­port for the nom­i­nee must be included in the nom­i­na­tion, together with the descrip­tion of work. Let­ters of nom­i­na­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sent by Jan­u­ary 31, 2014 as a sin­gle PDF doc­u­ment to:
 
Neng Guo
Pres­i­dent – The Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago (2013–2014)
BP Prod­ucts North Amer­ica Inc.
Naperville, IL 60565
neng.guo@bp.com
 
List of past award recip­i­ents of the Her­man Pines Award:

  • 1999 Prof. Harold Kung – North­west­ern University
  • 2000 Dr. John Mon­nier – East­man Chem­i­cal Company
  • 2001 Prof. Lanny Schmidt – Uni­ver­sity of Minnesota
  • 2002 Dr. James Brazdil – BP
  • 2003 Prof. James Dumesic – Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin
  • 2004 Dr. Alak Bhat­tacharyya – BP
  • 2005 Prof. Israel Wachs – Lehigh University
  • 2006 Dr. Jeff Miller – BP
  • 2007 Prof. Chun­shan Song – Penn­syl­va­nia State University
  • 2008 Dr. Alek­sey Yez­erets – Cum­mins Inc.
  • 2009 Prof. Tobin Marks – North­west­ern University
  • 2010 Dr. James Rekoske – UOP
  • 2011 Prof. Jing­guang Chen – Uni­ver­sity of Delaware
  • 2012 Dr. Stu­art Soled — ExxonMobil
  • 2013 Prof. W. Nicholas Del­gass – Pur­due University