ACS CATL Division Awards Solicitation 2022

Dear CATL Division Members,


The Catalysis Science and Technology Division of the American Chemical Society is pleased to invite its members to nominate candidates for two awards with descriptions that follow:


ACS Catalysis Science & Technology Division – Early Career in Catalysis

This award will recognize and encourage accomplishments and innovation of unusual merit by an individual in early stages of their career. A nominee must have received their Ph.D. in the past 10 years and must also have been a member of the ACS Catalysis Science and Technology division for a two-year period preceding their nomination. Independence and creativity of the researcher in the early stages of their career will be the primary criterion for the award. 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.


Nominations for the award are due 30 November 2021. 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. Aditya Bhan (abhan@umn.edu), Chair, ACS Catalysis Science and Technology Division.


ACS Catalysis Science & Technology Division – Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis


This award will recognize excellence and scientific leadership in catalysis science and technology by an individual. The nomination should emphasize the impact of a researcher’s work in the broad field of catalysis science and technology, including advances in creation, understanding, and application of heterogeneous, homogeneous, and/or enzymatic catalytic systems. Nominations that highlight work for which the nominee has not received recognition in the past are strongly encouraged. 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.


Nominations for the award are due 30 November 2021. 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. Aditya Bhan (abhan@umn.edu), Chair, ACS Catalysis Science and Technology Division.


Aditya Bhan, CATL Division Chair

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