ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology

Purpose: To recognize the development of novel implementations of modern advancements in the field of separation science and technology with particular emphasis on industrial applications.

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 recipient will deliver a lecture at the annual Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Separations Science and Technology Symposium.

Eligibility: The scope of the award is to be as broad as possible, covering all fields where separation science and technology is practiced, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and medicine. 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: Waters Corporation began sponsoring the award in 2008. The ACS sponsored the award in 2004. No award was presented from 2005 to 2007. In 2003, IBC Advanced Technologies assumed sole sponsorship of the award. In 1996, IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. and the Millipore Corp. assumed sponsorship. The award was established in 1982 by the Rohm and Haas Co. to recognize contributions of scientists and engineers working in separations science and technology.

Contact Information

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


2017 Rakesh Agrawal

2016 Steven M. Cramer

2015 Richard D. Noble

2014 Daniel W. Armstrong

2013 Fred E. Regnier

2012 Milton L. Lee

2011 Robin D. Rogers

2010 Janusz Pawliszyn

2009 Abraham M. Lenhoff

2008 Allan S. Myerson

2007 No award given

2006 No award given

2005 No award given

2004 William H. Pirkle

2003 Ralph T. Yang

2002 Edward L. Cussler

2001 Csaba G. HorvÁth

2000 E. Philip Horwitz

1999 Charles W. Gehrke

1998 Barry L. Karger

1997 C. Judson King

1996 Reed M. Izatt and Jerald S. Bradshaw

1995 Georges Belfort

1994 Phillip C. Wankat

1993 James R. Fair

1992 Milos V. Novotny

1991 Georges Guiochon

1990 Henry Freiser

1989 Jay M. S. Henis

1988 Norman N. Li

1987 Friedrich G. Helfferich

1986 J. Calvin Giddings

1985 Alan S. Michaels

1984 D. B. Broughton

2016 recipient Steven M. Cramer (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Damian Morrison (right), and Donna J. Nelson, ACS President (left).