Nominations are open for the 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 2017 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:

  • Sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments in catal­y­sis research over the past five years
  • For year 2017, the award will be given to a mem­ber of acad­e­mia or national laboratory
  • Active mem­ber in catal­y­sis community
  • A res­i­dent of North America.

Dead­line for nom­i­na­tion is Feb­ru­ary 15, 2017.

Nom­i­na­tions should describe the spe­cific work for which the nom­i­nee should be rec­og­nized. A com­plete cur­ricu­lum vitae with letter(s) 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 Feb­ru­ary 15, 2017 as a sin­gle PDF doc­u­ment to:
Deng-Yang Jan
Pres­i­dent – The Catal­y­sis Club of Chicago (2016–2017)
UOP LLC, A Hon­ey­well Com­pany
25 East Algo­nquin Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60017

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
2014 Dr. Haiy­ing Chen, John­son Matthey
2015 Prof. Fabio H. Ribeiro, Pur­due Uni­ver­sity
2016 Dr. Deng-Yang Jan, UOP-Honeywell