ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

Sponsor: ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize and encourage the use of computers in the advancement of the chemical and biological sciences.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: 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 for outstanding achievement in the use of computers in research, development, or education in the chemical and biological sciences.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review)

Establishment & Support: The ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry began sponsoring the award in 2014. ACS sponsored the Award in 2013. Accelrys, Inc. sponsored the award from 2011 to 2012 and from 2002 to 2007. The ACS financed the award in 2010 and from 1999 to 2001. Schrödinger sponsored the award from 2008 to 2009. IBM North America, Scientific and Technical Systems and Solutions sponsored the award from 1996 to 1998. The Digital Equipment Corporation established the award in 1984 and sponsored it through 1995.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008
awards@acs.org

Recipient

  • 2014 Martin Stahl
  • 2013 H. Bernhard Schlegel
  • 2012 Weitao Yang
  • 2011 Thom H. Dunning, Jr.
  • 2010 Kenneth M. Merz, Jr.
  • 2009 Mark S. Gordon
  • 2008 James A. McCammon
  • 2007 Emily A. Carter
  • 2006 Johann Gasteiger
  • 2005 Peter Willett
  • 2004 W. Graham Richards
  • 2003 Kendall N. Houk
  • 2002 Irwin D. Kuntz
  • 2001 Martin Karplus
  • 2000 Donald G. Truhlar
  • 1999 Corwin H. Hansch
  • 1998 William L. Jorgensen
  • 1997 Harold A. Scheraga
  • 1996 Norman L. Allinger
  • 1995 Peter A. Kollman
  • 1994 Michael J.S. Dewar
  • 1993 W. Clark Still
  • 1992 Ernest R. Davidson
  • 1991 John A. Pople
  • 1990 Peter C. Jurs
  • 1989 Christie G. Enke
  • 1988 W.A. Goddard III
  • 1987 W. Todd Wipke
  • 1986 Raymond E. Dessy
2014 recipient Martin Stahl (second to left) is presented his award by sponsor representatives Terry R. Stouch (second to right) and Kenneth M. Merz, Jr. (right) and ACS President Thomas J. Barton (left).