Nominations open for Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis (Deadline: November 10, 2009)

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; 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.