ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the
Advancement of Catalytic Science
Previous Award Winners
Purpose of the award:
The ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science honors current groundbreaking research that enables better understanding of the links among the various subdisciplines of catalysis and also advances the field of catalysis as a whole. The lectureship is co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis. The lectureship may be awarded to an individual or a collaborative research team for their contributions to the field. In 2018-2020, the award has a different focus each year:
Nominees' work must be in the area of homogeneous or molecular catalysis. For the 2020 award we will not consider nominations working in other areas.
Nominees must have published at least one paper in ACS Catalysis, although that paper does not need to serve as the basis for the award.
Team nominations must be limited to three principal team members.
Self-nominations are not allowed.
To make a nomination, please complete the form and upload a SINGLE PDF FILE containing the following items in this order by November 1, 2019:
A 1- to 3-page nomination letter describing the nominee’s specific accomplishments as related to this nomination
List of no more than 20 relevant publications by the nominee from 2012-2019
One letter of support (required)
Second letter of support (optional)
Proof that at least one nominator is a member of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology (CATL).
Nominations are due November 1, 2019
If you have any questions, please send them to Award.ACSCatalysis@acs.org
The lectureship is intended to recognize specific contributions to catalysis science. While the candidate’s career contributions will be considered, the largest emphasis will be placed on his/her/their contribution to catalysis over the past 7 years.
Nomination documents should emphasize the candidate’s most significant contributions in the past 7 years rather than a full, detailed list of career accomplishments.
In the event of multiple submissions of similar quality, nominees who have not yet been recognized for the work associated with the nomination will receive priority.
At least one nominator must be a member of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology (CATL).
Nominations from previous years do not carry over, but may be updated and resubmitted.
Before making a nomination, you must get the nominee's consent to share information about them as part of the nomination process. This is necessary for The American Chemical Society, ACS Publications, and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology (CATL) to comply with laws and rules around the processing of personal data.
If you have questions, please send them to Award.ACSCatalysis@acs.org.
2020: Homogeneous or Molecular catalysis
2019: Heterogeneous catalysis
Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and E. Charles H. Sykes, Tufts University
2016 Matthias Beller
2014 Suljo Linic
2013 John Hartwig
2012 Alan Goldman