The Robert Burwell Lectureship in Catalysis is sponsored by Johnson Matthey Catalysts Division and administered by The North American Catalysis Society. It is to be awarded biennially in odd-numbered years. The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $5,000. An additional $4,500 is available to cover travelling expenses in North America. The awardee is expected to lecture at many of the local catalysis clubs.
The award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to one or more areas in the field of catalysis with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, catalytic reaction mechanisms and identification and description of catalytic sites and species. The Awardee will be selected on the basis of his/her contributions to the catalytic literature and the current timeliness of these research contributions. The recipient may be invited to (1) visit and lecture to each of the affiliated Clubs/Societies with which mutually satisfactory arrangements can be made and (2) prepare a review paper(s) for publication covering these lectures. Publication will be in an appropriate periodical.
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 age, sex, nationality or affiliation. Posthumous awards will be made only when knowledge of the awardee’s death is received after announcement of the Award Committee’s decision. Nomination packages should indicate the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments with CV, a nominating letter, no more than two seconding letters and a biography of the nominee. A critical evaluation of the significance of candidate’s qualifications should be made as well as a statement of the particular contribution(s) on which the nomination is based. Nomination packages for the Award must be received by on March 1 2009 in one complete package.
All nomination packages (one ELECTRONIC COPY) for the Burwell Award 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.