The Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis is sponsored by the Davison Chemical Division of W.R. Grace and Company. It is administered by The Catalysis Society and is awarded biennially in odd numbered years, generally at the North American meeting of The Catalysis Society, where the awardee will be asked to give a plenary lecture. The award consists of a plaque and a prize of $5,000. An additional $500 is available for otherwise unreimbursed travel expenses.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize and encourage individual contributions in the field of catalysis with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, proposal of catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification of and description of catalytic sites and species.
Selection of the Award winner will be made by a committee of renowned scientists and engineers appointed by the President of The North American Catalysis Society. Selection shall be made without regard for sex, nationality or affiIiation. The award winner must not have turned 46 on April 1st of the award year , thus nomination documents should indicate the age and birthdate of the nominee. [The next award is the 2009 Award year for this Emmett Award (nominations due by September 1, 2008). Thus, nominees should not yet be 46 on April 1, 2009.] Posthumous awards will be made only when knowledge of the awardee’s death is received after announcement of the Award Committee’s decision. Nominations for the Award should present the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments, birthdate, and biography. 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. Nomination documents should be submitted in one complete package to the President of the Society along with no more than two seconding letters.
Selection of the 2009 Emmett Award winner will be made by a committee of renowned scientists and engineers appointed by the President of The North American Catalysis Society. Nomination packages for the Award must be received by on 1 September 2008.
All nomination packages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Emmett Award should be should be sent to John Armor, President, North American Catalysis Society; at firstname.lastname@example.org . Receipt of any nomination, will be confirmed by an email message sent to each nominator.