ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to chemical research in the industrial context. Significant creative contribution to chemistry in any field of chemical, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, or biochemical research is appropriate.

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. The ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) will be the primary sponsor in 2012 and 2014 and the ACS Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT) will be the primary sponsor in 2013. The division that is not the primary sponsor will be a co-sponsor.

Eligibility: Any chemical researcher whose primary employer was industrial when the work was done and who was based in North America is eligible. 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: Starting in 2016, the ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (I&EC) began sponsoring this award. The ACS Division of Business Development and Management (BMGT) and the I&EC cosponsored the award from 2012-2015. BMGT and the ACS cosponsored the award in 2011. BMGT began sponsoring the award in 2003 and began a partnership with the Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates, Inc. (SOCMA) in 2007 to 2010 to co-sponsor the award. The ACS financed the award in 2001 and 2002. Akzo Chemicals, Inc. established the award in 1989 and sponsored it until 2000.

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: Jane Frommer

2016: Ted C. Germroth

2015: Thomas J. Colacot

2014: David L. Hughes

2013: Anne M. Gaffney

2012: Thomas F. Degnan, Jr.

2011: John A. Lowe, III

2010: James A. Cella

2009: George G.I. Moore

2008: Timothy J. Wallington

2007: Margaret M. Wu

2006: James C. Stevens

2005: Edwin A. Chandross

2004: Joseph C. Salamone

2003: Bruce E. Maryanoff

2002: Bipin V. Vora

2001: Paul S. Anderson

2000: Guido Sartori

1999: Madan M. Bhasin

1998: William C. Drinkard, Jr.

1997: Robert M. Sydansk

1996: Gordon W. Calundann

1995: Lynn H. Slaugh

1994: Marion D. Francis

1993: Larry F. Thompson

1992: David R. Bryant

1991: James F. Roth

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2017 recipient Jane Frommer (second to left) is presented her award by sponsor representatives, Frankie Wood-Black (second to right), and David Hobbs (right), and Allison A. Campbell, ACS President (left).