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 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. The award will be presented annually at the Spring Symposium of the Catalysis Club of Chicago. The recipient will receive a cash award of $1,000 and reimbursement for travel and lodging as a plenary speaker at the Spring Symposium.
Past Herman Pines Award winners
- 1999 Professor Harold Kung (Northwestern University)
- 2000 Dr. John Monnier (Eastman Chemical Company)
- 2001 Professor Lanny Schmidt (University of Minnesota)
A committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the Catalysis Club of Chicago will choose the recipient based on the following criteria:
- Importance of catalysis research completed in the past five years.
- Alternation of the award between industrial and academic/national laboratory researchers.
- Recipient must be a resident of North America.
For the award to be given in 2002, nominations for AN INDUSTRIAL RESEARCHER are sought by December 31, 2001. Nominations should describe the specific work for which the nominee should be recognized. Please send your nomination either through Internet Nomination Form or directly via regular mail by the deadline to:
Dr. Paul T. Barger
President of the Chicago Catalysis Club
UOP Research Center
50 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60017–5016
(847) 391‑3729 (Phone)
(847) 391‑3724 (Fax)
The recipient will be notified in February of 2002, and the award address will take place at the Spring Symposium in May of 2002.