Recognizing our Heroes of Chemistry

Announcing the 2016 Heroes of Chemistry Winners

GlaxoSmithKline – TIVICAY® (dolutegravir, DTG) for the treatment of HIV-1

Honeywell --hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerant for mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems

Honeywell UOP--Renewable Jet Fuel

Pfizer – IBRANCE® (palbociclib) for the treatment of breast cancer   

More details about the winners and the 2016 Heroes of Chemistry Awards Reception will follow soon.

What is the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award?

Who are our heroes today? The media recognizes athletes and entertainers, as well as policemen and firefighters as heroes. At the American Chemical Society (ACS), we appreciate that chemical scientists are everyday heroes who impact our world in ways both great and small.

Since 1996, the ACS Heroes of Chemistry program has recognized chemical scientists whose work in various fields of chemistry and chemical engineering has led to the successful innovation and development of commercial products based on chemistry. The Heroes program also highlights the vital role of industrial chemical scientists and their companies in improving human welfare through successful commercial innovations and products. It presents an ideal opportunity to enhance the public image of the chemical and allied industries.

Each year, Heroes of Chemistry are nominated by their respective companies to recognize their talent, creativity, and innovation. Our previous Heroes have excelled in innovation at prominent international corporations, and have developed numerous commercial products that demonstrate strong financial performance. The commercial success of their products in the marketplace is an important criterion for this honor, because we recognize that good business results follow good science.

2017 Heroes of Chemistry Nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Heroes of Chemistry Awards have not yet opened.

For more information on the application process, please visit the Nominations Procedures page or email