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) will sponsor 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, DC 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

2016 recipient Ted C. Germroth (second to left) is presented his award by sponsor representatives, Leigh R. Martin (second to right), and Frankie Wood-Black (right), and Donna J. Nelson, ACS President (left).