Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer.

Eligibility: Rules of Eligibility: Nomination is open to young chemists or chemical engineers of any nationality from academia, industry, or national laboratories. The nominee must have earned his or her highest degree within ten years of January 1 of the year of the award. The award will be presented annually at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in the year following announcement of the awardee.

Eligibility is not restricted to members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Nominees for the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education must, however, must have demonstrated excellence in teaching through at least five years at the time the award is presented. 

Contributions by a candidate that have been recognized by a prior Divisional or ACS national award generally will not be considered by the jury for a Divisional award, especially if an award has been received within the past three years and within a similar area. This does not apply to the Award for Distinguished Service. Previous award winners for the divisional awards are listed below. The jury shall receive from its chairperson a list for each nominee of any such prior awards, their dates, and their citations. 

Any candidate previously nominated for an award who was not chosen as the awardee will be considered for up to three additional years without further action by the nominator being required. 

Nominations: Nominations should present evidence for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments: 

  • Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation for separations 
  • Development of novel and important separation methods or methodologies 
  • Elucidation of theory or fundamental processes involved in separations 
  • Other significant contributions to the furtherance of separation science role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

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