Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis
An Award presented jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies.
Deadline for nominations is 4‑November-2024
The Michel Boudart Award for the Advancement of Catalysis is sponsored by the Haldor Topsøe Company, and is administered jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented biennially in odd numbered years. The recipient will give plenary lectures at the biannual meetings of the North American Catalysis Society (NAM) and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) (EuropaCat). The award consists of a plaque or object of art and a prize of $6,000. Up to an additional $2,000 will be made available for otherwise non-reimbursed travel expenses.
The Award recognizes and encourages individual contributions to the elucidation of the mechanism and active sites involved in catalytic phenomena and to the development of new methods or concepts that advance the understanding and/or practice of heterogeneous catalysis. The Award selection process will emphasize accomplishments and contributions published within the five preceding years. Candidates may be nominated without any restriction of national origin, thus reflecting the international scope of the career and contributions of Michel Boudart.
The recipient of the Michel Boudart Award will be selected by a committee of renowned researchers appointed jointly by the Presidents of the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The selection shall be made without regard for age, sex, affiliation, or national origin. Recipients of NACS Awards or Lectureships within the last 5 years are eligible for the Michel Boudart Award.
The nomination materials should describe clearly, specifically, and concisely the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments in the context of the specific award.
These materials should include the following documents (submitted as a single PDF file and not exceeding the indicated length): (i) a nomination letter (1000 words); (ii) two supporting letters (800 words each); (iii) a narrative biographical note (500 words); and (iv) a curriculum vitae, including relevant positions and recognitions and a list of publications and patents.
The nomination and supporting letters should be specific to the year and to the name of the award.
One complete electronic copy of the nomination (as a single PDF file) for the 2025 Boudart Award should be sent to the President of The North American Catalysis Society (Jingguang Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org) and the President of The European Federation of Catalysis Societies (B.M. (Bert) Weckhuysen at B.M.Weckhuysen@uu.nl) by 4‑November-2024. Nominators will receive email confirmation of their submission.
Previous Awards Winners
- 2007 Alexis T. Bell
- 2009 Avelino Corma Canos
- 2011 James A. Dumesic
- 2013 Jens Norskov
- 2015 Hajo Freund
- 2017 Bruce Gates
- 2019 Enrique Iglesia
- 2021 Graham Hutchings
- 2023 Johannes Lercher