James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry

Purpose: To encourage and reward outstanding contributions to physical organic Chemistry.

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: 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 Northeastern Section established the award in 1963 in commemoration of James Flack Norris. It is maintained from the income of the section's Norris Fund. This award is distinct from the James Flack Norris Award of the ACS Northeastern Section, for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry, which is a local section award administered by the ACS Northeastern Section.

Contact Information

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


2014 Matthew S. Platz

2013 Ned A. Porter

2012 Hans J. Reich

2011 Weston T. Borden

2010 John E. Baldwin

2009 Bernd Giese

2008 Dennis A. Dougherty

2007 Ben L. Feringa

2006 Michael R. Wasielewski

2005 Martin Saunders

2004 C. Dale Poulter

2003 Robert G. Bergman

2002 Charles H. DePuy

2001 Josef Michl

2000 Martin E. Newcomb

1999 Barry K. Carpenter

1998 Peter J. Stang

1997 Julius Rebek, Jr.

1996 Thomas C. Bruice

1995 William P. Jencks

1994 George M. Whitesides

1993 Keith U. Ingold

1992 Joseph F. Bunnett

1991 Kendall N. Houk

1990 Norman L. Allinger

1989 William von E. Doering

1988 Nicholas J. Turro

1987 Paul von RaguÉ Schleyer

1986 John I. Brauman

1985 Paul G. Gassman

1984 Michael J. S. Dewar

1983 Glen A. Russell

1982 Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.

1981 Jay K. Kochi

1980 Ronald Breslow

1979 John D. Roberts

1978 Jerome A. Berson

1977 Edward M. Arnett

1976 Howard E. Zimmerman

1975 Kurt M. Mislow

1974 Gerhard L. Closs

1973 Kenneth B. Wiberg

1972 Stanley J. Cristol

1971 Cheves Walling

1970 Frank H. Westheimer

1969 Paul D. Bartlett

1968 George S. Hammond

1967 Saul Winstein

1966 Louis P. Hammett

1965 Christopher K. Ingold

2014 recipient Matthew S. Platz (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Catherine F. Costello (right) and Thomas J. Barton, ACS President (left).