Enrique Iglesia has received the 2005 George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. It will be presented at the 2005 ACS Meeting in San Diego in March 2005. The award is given to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding research achievements in hydrocarbon or petroleum chemistry. The recipient must have accomplished outstanding research in the chemistry of hydrocarbons or of petroleum and its products. Special consideration will be given to the independence of thought and the originality shown. Enrique Iglesia has brought together mechanistic insights into surface reactions with detailed atomic-scale characterization of inorganic solids to design advanced materials for catalytic hydrocarbon conversions.
Mark Davis of Caltech has receieved the E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company and ExxonMobil Chemical Company. This award is given to stimulate fundamental research in industrial and engineering chemistry, the development of chemical engineering principles and their application to industrial processes.
D. Wayne Goodman, Texas A&M University will receive the 2005 Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis sponsored by the Gabor A. and Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund. The award is to recognize outstanding theoretical, experimental, or developmental research resulting in the advancement of understanding or application of catalysis.
Israel Wachs of Lehigh University was one of two scientists selected by the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry as winners of its 2004 Langmuir Lecture Awards. Israel has worked on the surface science of supported metal oxide catalysts, where an active 2‑D surface metal oxide is dispersed on an oxide support substrate. He spoke on solid-vacuum or solid-gas interfaces at the recent Philadelphia ACS meeting in August 2004.