Catalysis Science & Technology

CATL Division Announcement: New Awards

The Catalysis Science and Technology Division of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the creation of two awards, which description follows. 

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 15 November 2018.  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. DanielResasco (resasco@ou.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.
  
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 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.  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 15 November 2018.  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. Daniel Resasco (resasco@ou.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.

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.  

Nicholas Turner: Winner of the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Professor Nicholas J. Turner of the University of Manchester, U.K., is the recipient of the 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science in recognition of his work in engineering of enzymes for application as biocatalysts. Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship honors the contributions of an individual or a collaborative team for groundbreaking research that strengthens connections between catalysis subdisciplines and has a profound impact on catalysis as a whole. The 2018 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science will be presented at the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more about this year's winner here.

ACS 2017 Graduate Student Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to the following graduate students who are recipients of the 2017 ACS Graduate Student Travel Award:

  • Yawei Li (Drexel Unversity)
  • Yubing Lu (Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
  • Susan Citrak (University of California Sana Cruz)
  • Walter Thomas Ralston (University of California Berkeley)
  • Zhiyuan Qi (Iowa State University)
  • Yuchen Pei (Iowa State University)
  • James Hunns (Aston University)
  • Kyoung-Won Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Cameron J. Bodenschatz (Clemson University)
  • Michael Cordon (Purdue University)
  • Ravi Joshi (Purdue University)
  • Trenton Wilke (University of Michigan)
  • Rong (Rocky) Ye (University of California Berkeley)
  • Lynza Sprowl (Oregon State University)
  • Radhika Rao (Iowa State University)
  • Victor Fung (University of California Riverside)
  • Megan E. Witzke (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Linh Bui (University of Minnesota)
  • Ryan Frederick (Oregon State University)

Paul Chirik: Winner of 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Professor Paul Chirik of Princeton University is the recipient of the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science in recognition of his contributions to catalysis with first row transition metal complexes that have had a significant impact on catalytic chemistry in the last decade, especially with approaches utilizing “redox-active” ligands to allow the first row metals to catalyze multi-electron chemical transformations. A symposium in Chirik’s honor will be held at the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship honors current groundbreaking research that enables better understanding of catalysis and also advances the field of catalysis as a whole.

Matthias Beller: Winner of 2016 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Professor Matthias Beller of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock in Germany won the 2016 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science in recognition of his significant contributions in both molecular and heterogeneous catalysis, including his role in the resurgence of iron catalysis for reduction reactions. A symposium in Beller’s honor will be held at the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. Cosponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship 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.

Morris Bullock and Daniel DuBois: Winners of the 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Drs. Morris Bullock and Daniel DuBois, and the Hydrogen Catalysis Team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have won the 2015 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship 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. Read more about the winners here.

Suljo Linic: Winner of the 2014
ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis, the Lectureship honors the contributions of an individual or a collaborative team for groundbreaking research that strengthens connections between catalysis subdisciplines and has a profound impact on catalysis as a whole. The 2014 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science will be presented at the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California. Read more about this year's winner here.

John Hartwig: Winner of the 2013 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology are pleased to announce that Professor John Hartwig, the Henry Rapoport Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley has won the 2013 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science, in recognition of his many and varied recent achievements.

Dr. Hartwig’s research team has, in recent years, made important synthetic and mechanistic advances in a wide range of organic and catalytic reactions, including asymmetric allylic substitution, intermolecular hydroaminations of unactivated alkenes, and enantioselective as well as high-throughput methods for catalyst and reaction discovery. Few researchers throughout history have impacted such a wide range of catalytic reactions while studying them with such depth and intellectual rigor as John Hartwig.

As he has throughout his independent research career, John Hartwig continues to break new ground while studying a vast array of reactions catalyzed by transition metal complexes. His achievements both in synthetic chemistry and mechanistic study, particular those advances in catalytic amination and borylation, have proven highly influential on modern catalytic chemistry, and his advances are closely followed in both organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry.

Prior to his 2011 return to UC Berkeley, where he received his PhD in 1990, Prof. Hartwig was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at MIT, before commencing his independent research career at Yale and then moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2012, Prof. Hartwig became the youngest synthetic chemist in the National Academy of Sciences. Other awards and honors given in recognition of outstanding research achievements include:

  • Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods
  • Einstein Fellowship
  • GlaxoSmithKline Scholars Award
  • National Institutes of Health MERIT Award
  • International Association of the Catalysis Societies (IACS) Award
  • Paul N. Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society
  • Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Synthesis

His numerous impressive contributions to catalysis research during recent years make John Hartwig a truly deserving winner of the 2013 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.

The 2013 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science will be presented at the Fall 2013 ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Lectureship award winner, Dr. John Hartwig, will receive $3,000 plus travel and lodging costs. In addition, a symposium will be held in his honor.

Alan Goldman: Winner of 2012 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology are please to announce Professor Alan Goldman of Rutgers University as the first recipient of the ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Read more about Professor Goldman and his work here.

About the ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science

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.