The Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis is sponsored by the North American Catalysis Society. It is awarded biennially in even numbered years. The Award consists of a plaque, an honorarium of $5,000, and partial support ($1000) for travel to the meeting where the award is presented. The Award will be presented for the first time at the 2011 North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society.
The Award recognizes an individual who has advanced catalytic chemistry or engineering through a combination of significant service to the catalysis community and technical accomplishments. Service may include teaching, mentoring, editorial, and organizational activities, as well as leadership in the organization of conferences and workshops. These activities must have benefited specifically the North American catalysis community and more generally the field at large.
Selection of the awardee will be made without regard to age, sex, nationality, or affiliation. The nomination must contain a critical evaluation of the significance of candidate’s achievements and a specific statement about the service and technical contributions on which the nomination is based. Nomination documents (short summary statement of the contributions (300 words); curriculum vitae; one nominating letter and no more than two letters of support) must be sent as a single electronic PDF file to the President of the Society (Enrique Iglesia; firstname.lastname@example.org) . Nominations for the 2010 Award for Distinguished Service will close on November 24, 2009. Receipt of the nomination will be acknowledged by return email within 48 hours.