The F.G. Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis is sponsored by the Davison Chemical Division of W.R. Grace & Company and The North American Catalysis Society. The Society administers this Lectureship. It is awarded biennially in even numbered years. The Award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. Travel expenses are provided (through a travel escrow fund administered by the NACS) in those unusual instances when such expenses represent a burden that the company or institution where the contributions were made cannot reasonably assume.
The Award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to one or more areas in the field of catalysis with emphasis on industrially significant catalysts and catalytic processes and on the discovery of new catalytic reactions and systems of potential industrial importance. The recipient will be selected on the basis of accomplishments demonstrated through contributions to the catalytic literature and of the currency of these achievements. The recipient is expected to present his work at most of the affiliated Clubs/Societies during a period of two years after the recipient is announced.
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 qualifications and a specific statement about the contribution(s) 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 Ciapetta Award will close on November 10, 2009. Receipt of the nomination will be acknowledged by return email within 48 hours.