Israel Wachs receives Herman Pines Award

The Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go is pleased to announce that the 2005 Her­man Pines Award in Catal­y­sis is pre­sent­ed to Pro­fes­sor Israel E. Wachs from Lehigh Uni­ver­si­ty.

The Her­man Pines Award is pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly by the Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go at its Spring Sym­po­sium 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 spon­sored by UOP where Her­man began his indus­tri­al career in 1930 and amassed 145 US patents over a 23-year peri­od. The award is being co-spon­sored by the Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go of which Pro­fes­sor Pines was a found­ing mem­ber.

For­mal pre­sen­ta­tion of the award will take place at the 2005 Spring Sym­po­sium of the Catal­y­sis Club of Chica­go on Wednes­day, May 18, 2005, where Pro­fes­sor Wachs will present the keynote address.