ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry

Sponsor: Dow

Purpose: To recognize a recent advancement that is having a major impact on research in organometallic chemistry.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee must have shown outstanding research in the preparation, reactions, properties, or structure of organometallic substances. Special consideration will be given to demonstrated creativity and independence of thought. 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. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review).

Establishment & Support: Dow established the award in 1983.

Contact Information

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


2021: Melanie S. Sanford

2020: Milton R. Smith, III

2019: Alan S. Goldman

2018: Clifford P. Kubiak

2017: Marcetta Y. Darensbourg

2016: Karen I. Goldberg

2015: William J. Evans

2014: Kenneth G. Caulton

2013: Gregory L. Hillhouse

2012: Philip P. Power

2011: Peter T. Wolczanski

2010: Clark Landis

2009: Odile Eisenstein

2008: Gerard F.R. Parkin

2007: David Milstein

2006: John F. Hartwig

2005: Jack R. Norton

2004: Wolfgang A. Herrmann

2003: William D. Jones

2002: T. Don Tilley

2001: F. Albert Cotton

2000: Stephen L. Buchwald

1999: Hans H. Brintzinger

1998: Ei-ichi Negishi

1997: Malcolm L. H. Green

1996: Dietmar Seyferth

1995: Jack Halpern

1994: John A. Gladysz

1993: Robert H. Crabtree

1992: Maurice S. Brookhart

1991: Charles P. Casey

1990: John E. Bercaw

1989: Tobin J. Marks

1988: Robert H. Grubbs

1987: K. Peter C. Vollhardt

1986: Robert G. Bergman

1985: Richard R. Schrock

1990: Thomas P. Onak

1989: Lon B. Knight, Jr.

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2019 recipient Alan S. Goldman (center) is presented his award by sponsor representatives Jerzy Klosin (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS