Distinguished Researcher Award

Purpose: To provide an award for outstanding research in petroleum chemistry.

Eligibility: The criteria for the award include:

  • Excellence in Science/Profession: Excellence in basic or applied research in broadly defined area of petroleum chemistry, as evidenced by publications or patents, invention or commercialization of new technologies, and leadership in the research area. Nominee must have made significant and original achievements in research and developments that have advanced the field of petroleum chemistry.
  • Contributions to the Division and to ACS: Contributions to ACS and the Energy and Fuels Division or its predecessors (the former ACS Petroleum Chemistry and Fuel Chemistry Divisions) could include, but is not limited to, services to the division(s), contributions to governance, meetings (organization of symposia or major presentations), publications (editor, associate editor, editorial board), etc.
  • Member in good standing of the Division: Nominees must be current members in good standing of the American Chemical Society and Energy and Fuels Division. Former members will not be considered as nominees.

Nominations: Nomination package should include a letter of nomination summarizing the research accomplishments and service to ACS and the Division Energy and Fuels or its predecessors (no more than 5 pages), a brief CV (no more than 3 pages) and two supporting letters.

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