What is the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award?
Who are our heroes today? The media recognizes athletes and entertainers, as well as policemen and firefighters, as heroes. Chemistry has its heroes too; they are scientists and engineers who have made the world better through their effort, ingenuity, creativity and perseverance. The life-saving treatments and conveniences of the modern world would not be possible without the materials, drugs, and other products of chemistry.
Heroes of Chemistry is an annual award sponsored by the American Chemical Society that recognizes talented industrial chemical scientists whose work has led to the development of successful commercialized products ingrained with chemistry for the benefit of humankind.
2016 Heroes of Chemistry Recipients
GlaxoSmithKline and Shionogi – TIVICAY® (dolutegravir) for the treatment of HIV-1
Awardees: Brian Johns (GSK) and Takashi Kawasuji (Shionogi)
Honeywell UOP – Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™
Awardees: Chad Cavan, Ralph Davis, Donald Eizenga, Daniel Ellig, Stanley Frey, Tom Kalnes, Michael McCall, Hieu (Sunny) Nguyen, James Wexler, and Randall Williams
Honeywell – HFO-1234yf, a non-ozone-depleting and low-global-warming-potential hydrofluoro-olefin refrigerant for mobile air conditioning systems
Awardees: Nacer Achaichia, Amy Jones, Hang Pham, Robert Richard, Rajiv Singh, Harry Tung, Ron Vogl
Pfizer – IBRANCE® (palbociclib) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer
Awardees: Mark Barvian, R. John Booth, Brian Chekal, Nga Do, Shengquan Duan, David Erdman, Nathan Ide, Kyle Leeman, Rong Li, Mark Maloney, Jade Nelson, John Quin, III, Joseph Repine, Derek Sheehan, Karen Sutherland, Peter Toogood, Scott VanderWel, Brian Weekley, Weili Yu, Hairong Zhou