Nominations open for Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis (Deadline: November 24, 2009)

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; . 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.