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Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis 

Previous Award Winners

Purpose of the award: 

This award will recognize excellence in scientific and professional leadership and service in catalysis science and technology by an individual. The nominees for this award are expected to have demonstrated pioneering research accomplishments in the design or synthesis of catalysts and/or chemical or mechanistic characterization of catalysts leading to recognized advancements in our understanding and application of catalysis. The award will emphasize the impact of a researcher’s work in the broad field of catalytic chemistry and catalytic materials or molecules. Preference is given to nominations that highlight work that has not received national recognition in the past. The nominee’s impact in the field through service and professional leadership should also be highlighted. The nominee must also have been a member of the ACS Catalysis Science and Technology division for a two-year period preceding their nomination. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Nomination procedure:

Nominations for the award are due 30 November 2023. The nomination should include:

· A nomination letter emphasizing the nominee’s achievements relevant to the nomination [1000 words]

· Two letters seconding the nomination [500 words]

· The nominee’s CV [5 pages]

· A complete list of scholarly work relevant to the nomination

· At least one letter writer must be a member of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology (CATL)

 

The award will be presented annually at the Fall meeting of the ACS at a special session of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology. The awardee will receive $1,000 as honorarium and up to $1,500 in travel support.

 

All nomination packages (collated in a single PDF file) should be sent by email to Prof. William F. Schneider (wschneider@nd.edu), Chair, ACS Catalysis Science and Technology Division.

 

Please, make sure that nomination packages conform to the requirements described above. Incomplete packages will not be considered.

Selection procedure:

A jury comprising experts from academia, industry and national laboratories selects the awardees. The jury members are asked to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and to disqualify themselves without prejudice when a conflict exists.  The jury is appointed by the Chair of the ACS Catalysis Division who seeks input from the Chair of the Awards Committee and other members of the ACS Catalysis Division Executive Committee.  The identity of the jury members is confidential and only known to the President of the ACS Catalysis Division.  Members of the jury are asked to rank the candidates and provide justification for selecting the top three candidates.  After the first vote the jury may be asked to consider for a second time the candidacy of the top two candidates in selecting an awardee. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. 

2024 Abhaya Datye

2023 Fabio Ribeiro

2022 Daniel Resasco

2021 Dionisios Vlachos

2020 Charles T. Campbell​

2019 Francisco Zaera

How do I become eligible for awards?
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