ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology

Purpose: To encourage creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies that will reduce health risk factors.

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 Division of Environmental Chemistry and the ACS Publications journal Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters assumed sponsorship of the award in 2012. The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsored the award in 2011. Air Products and Chemical, Inc. established the award in 1978 and sponsored the award until 2010.

Contact Information

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


2017: Douglas R. Worsnop

2016: Bruce E. Logan

2015: Paul B. Shepson

2014: Harold B. Dellinger

2013: Donald R. Blake

2012: Vicki H. Grassian

2011: Franåois Morel

2010: Kimberly A. Prather

2009: Margaret A. Tolbert

2008: Susan D. Richardson

2007: Richard C. Flagan

2006: RenÉ P. Schwarzenbach

2005: Akkihebbal R. Ravishankara

2004: Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts

2003: John W. Birks

2002: Roger Atkinson

2001: Michael R. Hoffmann

2000: Radhakrishna M. Jayanty

1999: Terry F. Bidleman and James F. Pankow

1998: Mario J. Molina

1997: Charles E. Kolb

1996: Donald H. Stedman

1995: Donna L. Bedard

1994: Steven J. Eisenreich

1993: John H. Seinfeld

1992: Glen E. Gordon

1991: Ronald A. Hites

1990: David M. Golden

1989: James G. Anderson

1988: A. Welford Castleman, Jr.

1987: Joseph C. Arcos

1986: Eugene E. Kenaga

1985: Arthur Fontijn

1984: Julian Heicklen

1983: F. Sherwood Rowland

1982: Jack G. Calvert

1981: Philip W. West

1980: James J. Morgan

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2017 recipient Douglas R. Worsnop (second to left) is presented his award by sponsor representatives, David Sedlak (second to right), George P. Cobb (right), and Allison A. Campbell, ACS President (left).