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 $3,000. 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 shall not have passed his/ her 45th birthday on April 1 of the award year, thus nomination documents should indicate the age and birthdate of the nominee. [The next award is the 2007 Award year for this Emmett Award (nominations due by November 1, 2006). Thus, nominees should not have passed their 45th birthday on April 1, 2007.] 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 electronically to the President of the Society along with no more than two seconding letters.
Selection of the 2007 EmmettAward 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 1 November 2006.
All nomination packages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Emmett Award should be addressed to John Armor, President, North American Catalysis Society; 1608 Barkwood Dr., Orefield, PA 18069 USA at firstname.lastname@example.org . An email receipt message will be sent to each nominator.