ANYL Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist

Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry by a young analytical scientist.

  • Evidence shall be presented for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:
  • Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has had an enabling impact upon analytical chemistry and has substantively advanced the field.
  • Development of novel and important analytical methods or methodologies that have found significant beneficial applications in the chemical sciences. 
    Elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in or important to analytical chemistry.
  • Authorship of books, patents, and/or research papers that have had an influential role in the development of analytical chemistry.
  • Other significant contributions to the furtherance of analytical chemical sciences role in the use of chemical instrumentation.


The awardee must have earned his or her highest degree within ten years of January 1 of the year of the award. Both the nationality of the young analytical scientist and the arena (e.g., academic, industrial, national laboratory) in which the contributions of the young analytical scientist have been made are unrestricted.

  • 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. 

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