New York Club’s Award for Excellence in Catalysis


Presented by The Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York


The Catal­y­sis Soci­ety of Met­ro­pol­i­tan New York is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for its twen­ty-first annu­al “Award for Excel­lence in Catal­y­sis.” The award, spon­sored by Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny, con­sists of a plaque and a $1,200 gift. It is grant­ed to an indi­vid­ual or a research team from North Amer­i­ca to rec­og­nize out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions in either applied or basic research in either homo­ge­neous or het­ero­ge­neous catal­y­sis. Par­tic­u­lar effort is made to iden­ti­fy wor­thy indi­vid­u­als or teams who have not received suf­fi­cient recog­ni­tion for their work.

This award will bring due recog­ni­tion to the recipient(s), and we appre­ci­ate your help in seek­ing first-rate can­di­dates. We espe­cial­ly need to for­ti­fy our active nom­i­na­tion list! Nom­i­na­tions are solicit­ed from any­one who is cur­rent­ly, or has been pre­vi­ous­ly, active in the field of catal­y­sis. Nom­i­na­tions pre­vi­ous­ly sub­mit­ted as well as new ones will remain active for a peri­od of three years.

Those wish­ing to sub­mit a nom­i­na­tion should write a let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion for the indi­vid­ual nom­i­nee or team, includ­ing per­ti­nent bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion and a spe­cif­ic descrip­tion of the impact of the nominee’s achieve­ments in catal­y­sis. The max­i­mum length of the let­ter should be no more than two pages. It may be accom­pa­nied by copies of no more than two items pre­sent­ing impor­tant doc­u­men­ta­tion, such as papers or patents.

Dead­line for receipt of nom­i­na­tions is Jan­u­ary 18, 2002.

Past Recipients of the Award

  • 1982 J.A. Rabo (Union Car­bide)
  • 1983 K. Kli­er (Lehigh)
  • 1984 W. Kaed­ing, et al (Mobil)
  • 1985 A. Van­nice (U. of Penn­syl­va­nia)
  • 1986 J. Lunsford (Texas A&M)
  • 1987 F.J. Karol, et al (Union Car­bide)
  • 1988 S.J. Tauster (Engel­hard)
  • 1989 Bruce C. Gates (Delaware)
  • 1990 W. Kei­th Hall (Pitts­burgh)
  • 1991 N.Y. Chen (Mobil)
  • 1992 H.S. Gan­di (Ford)
  • 1993 Gary L. Haller (Yale)
  • 1994 James A. Dumesic (Wis­con­sin)
  • 1995 Gary McVick­er (Exxon)
  • 1996 Israel Wachs (Lehigh)
  • 1997 John Newsam (Mol­e­c­u­lar Sim­u­la­tions Inc)
  • 1998 Ter­ry Bak­er (North­east­ern)
  • 1999 Shun Fung (Exxon)
  • 2000 Hen­ry C. Foley (Delaware)
  • 2001 J.F. Brazdil, et al (BP Chem­i­cal)

2002 Spring Symposium

Catal­y­sis Soci­ety of Met­ro­pol­i­tan New York
Fri­day, April 26, 2002
Seton Hall Uni­ver­si­ty, South Orange, New Jer­sey

The Catal­y­sis Soci­ety of Met­ro­pol­i­tan NY invites you to sub­mit abstracts of papers for oral or poster pre­sen­ta­tion at the 2002 Spring Sym­po­sium. As a head­ing of the abstract please list the title, author(s) (under­line the speak­er) and affil­i­a­tion. The length of the abstract should not exceed one page, sin­gle-spaced. Twen­ty min­utes will be allot­ted for each oral pre­sen­ta­tion, fol­lowed by a ten-minute dis­cus­sion peri­od. Times will be strict­ly mon­i­tored so as to encour­age a thor­ough dis­cus­sion. In addi­tion, two $125 awards will be giv­en to the best stu­dent posters. All mem­bers are urged to reserve the date and par­tic­i­pate in the Spring Sym­po­sium.

The dead­line for receipt of abstracts is Feb­ru­ary 1, 2002. You will be noti­fied of con­sid­er­a­tion for the Sym­po­sium by Feb­ru­ary 22, 2002.

Those sub­mit­ting an award nom­i­na­tion and/or paper(s)/poster(s) for con­sid­er­a­tion for the Spring Sym­po­sium should send or e‑mail them to:
David Cal­abro
Exxon­Mo­bil Research & Engi­neer­ing
1545 Route 22 East
Annan­dale, NJ 08801