Johnson Matthey’s Catalysts and Chemicals Division to Support Burwell Lectureship

For sev­er­al years the Robert Bur­well Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis has both been spon­sored and admin­is­tered by The North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. I am pleased to announce that John­son Matthey PLC’s Cat­a­lysts and Chem­i­cals Divi­sion has now agreed to under­write the expens­es asso­ci­at­ed with this award. Sup­port for the Award will begin with the 2003 awardee. 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 is 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. This Lec­ture­ship is award­ed bien­ni­al­ly in odd-num­bered years. The award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­i­um of $5,000. Up to an addi­tion­al $4,500 is avail­able to cov­er trav­el­ing expens­es asso­ci­at­ed with giv­ing lec­tures through­out North Amer­i­ca. More infor­ma­tion under Awards fold­er on the NACS Web site.