Multiple ACS Awards for Catalysis Research

Once again, sev­er­al of the 2002 ACS awards were giv­en to those work­ing in catal­y­sis.

ACS Award for Cre­ative Research in Homo­ge­neous or Het­ero­ge­neous Catal­y­sis spon­sored by Shell Oil Foun­da­tion, Jack H. Lunsford, Texas A&M Uni­ver­si­ty. …for inno­v­a­tive appli­ca­tions of spec­tro­scop­ic tech­niques to the char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of sol­id cat­a­lysts and to the elu­ci­da­tion of cat­alyt­ic reac­tion mech­a­nisms.

ACS Award in Indus­tri­al Chem­istry, Bipin V. Vora, UOP, LLC, Des Plaines, IL. …for con­tri­bu­tions to break­through tech­nolo­gies in key petro­chem­i­cal indus­tries and for your lead­er­ship in two major com­mer­cial devel­op­ments: new selec­tive process for the pro­duc­tion of propy­lene and isobuty­lene by cat­alyt­ic dehy­dro­gena­tion and new cat­alyt­ic process­es crit­i­cal for the pro­duc­tion of lin­ear alkyl ben­zene based deter­gents.

Arthur W. Adam­son Award for Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice in the Advance­ment of Sur­face Chem­istry spon­sored by Occi­den­tal Petro­le­um Cor­po­ra­tion, D. Wayne Good­man,Texas A&M Uni­ver­si­ty. …for his inno­v­a­tive research that has helped bridge the gap between sur­face sci­ence and catal­y­sis, and for his lead­er­ship role in a large num­ber of coun­cils that have sig­nif­i­cant­ly influ­enced the direc­tion of sur­face chem­istry.

Ear­le B. Barnes Award for Lead­er­ship in Chem­i­cal Research Man­age­ment spon­sored by The Dow Chem­i­cal Com­pa­ny, to Kurt W. Swog­ger, The Dow Chem­i­cal Com­pa­ny, Poly­olefins and Elas­tomers Research and Devel­op­ment, Freeport, TX. …for his lead­er­ship in the devel­op­ment and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of Dow INSITE*Technology which pro­found­ly changed the course and growth of the glob­al poly­olefin indus­try.

Arthur C. Cope Award spon­sored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Robert H. Grubbs, Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. …for his inven­tion of new tran­si­tion met­al cat­a­lysts that have made a major impact on the fields of organ­ic chem­istry and mate­ri­als sci­ence.

Arthur C. Cope Schol­ar Awards spon­sored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Xumu Zhang, The Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty; …for his inven­tion of a tool­box of chi­ral lig­ands and his devel­op­ment of homo­ge­neous cat­a­lysts that enable prac­ti­cal syn­the­ses of many chi­ral mol­e­cules, espe­cial­ly ones hav­ing bio­log­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance.

E. V. Mur­phree Award in Indus­tri­al and Engi­neer­ing Chem­istry spon­sored by Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny and Exxon­Mo­bil Chem­i­cal Com­pa­ny, George R. Lester, Allied Sig­nal, Inc. (retired). …for his extra­or­di­nary con­tri­bu­tions to cat­alyt­ic sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy and espe­cial­ly for his inno­va­tions in envi­ron­men­tal con­trol cat­a­lysts for auto­mo­biles, tur­bine engines and work places.

George A. Olah Award in Hydro­car­bon or Petro­le­um Chem­istry spon­sored by the George A. Olah Endow­ment, Gary B. McVick­er, Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny. …for his many con­tri­bu­tions to the fun­da­men­tal under­stand­ing of the cat­alyt­ic trans­for­ma­tions of petro­le­um derived hydro­car­bons.