Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis
An Award presented jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies.
The Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis is sponsored by the Haldor Topsøe Company, and is administered jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented biennially in odd numbered years. The recipient will give plenary lectures at the biannual meetings of the North American Catalysis Society (NAM) and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) (EuropaCat). The award consists of a plaque or object of art and a prize of $6,000. Up to an additional $2,000 will be made available for otherwise non-reimbursed travel expenses.
The Award recognizes and encourages individual contributions to the elucidation of the mechanism and active sites involved in catalytic phenomena and to the development of new methods or concepts that advance the understanding and/or practice of heterogeneous catalysis. The Award selection process will emphasize accomplishments and contributions published within the five preceding years. Candidates may be nominated without any restriction of national origin, thus reflecting the international scope of the career and contributions of Michel Boudart.
The recipient of the Michel Boudart Award will be selected by a committee of renowned researchers appointed jointly by the Presidents of the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The selection shall be made without regard for age, sex, affiliation, or national origin.
Nominations should clearly state the qualifications and accomplishments of the nominee and should also include a CV and no more than two supporting letters. A critical evaluation of the significance of publications and patents should be made, as well as a statement of the particular contribution(s) on which the nomination is based. Each nomination is to be submitted as one complete package (nomination letter, CV, 2 supporting letters, and justification).
After September 2008, one complete electronic copy of the nomination packages for the 2009 Boudart Award should be sent to the President of The North American Catalysis Society (John Armor; email@example.com) or the President of The European Federation of the European Catalysis Societies (Roel Prins; firstname.lastname@example.org) by 17 November 2008. Nominators should expect to receive email confirmation of their submission.