ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize innovative research in theoretical chemistry that either advances theoretical methodology or contributes to new discoveries about chemical systems.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee must have accomplished innovative research in the field of theoretical chemistry. Emphasis in the selection process will be on work characterized by depth, originality, and scientific significance. 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.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review).

Establishment & Support: The ACS will begin sponsorship in 2015. Dell Incorporated sponsored the award from 2010-2014. The ACS sponsored this award in 2009. The award was established in 1991 and sponsored by the IBM Corp. until 2008.

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 Axel D. Becke

2013 Frank H. Stillinger

2012 Peter G. Wolynes

2011 Nicholas C. Handy

2010 Bjorn O. Roos

2009 Robert G. Parr

2008 William A. Goddard III

2007 Rodney J. Bartlett

2006 Hans C. Andersen

2005 Eric J. Heller

2004 John C. Tully

2003 Henry F. Schaefer III

2002 Klaus Ruedenberg

2001 Michele Parrinello

2000 Ernest R. Davidson

1999 Benjamin Widom

1998 John A. Pople

1997 Rudolph A. Marcus

1996 David Chandler

1995 Bruce J. Berne

1994 William H. Miller

1993 Martin Karplus

2014 recipient Axel D. Becke (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Dorothy J. Phillips, ACS Board of Director (right) and Thomas J. Barton, ACS President (left).