ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials

Sponsor: Du Pont

Purpose: To recognize and encourage creative work in the chemistry of materials.

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: A nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the chemistry of materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on research relating to materials of actual or potential technological importance, where a fundamental understanding of the chemistry associated with materials preparation, processing, or use is critical. Because much of the impact of research depends upon the extension of the work of others, some consideration should be given to the nominee's success as a mentor and colleague. 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 award was established in 1988 by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the commercialization of nylon and the discovery of Teflon.

Contact Information

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


2017 Douglas A. Keszler

2016 Jean-Luc E. Bredas

2015 Mark E. Thompson

2014 A. Paul Alivisatos

2013 Younan Xia

2012 Richard B. Kaner

2011 Debra R. Rolison

2010 Robert D. Miller

2009 Omar M. Yaghi

2008 Thomas E. Mallouk

2007 Robert S. Langer

2006 Stephen T. Wilson

2005 Louis E. Brus

2004 Charles M. Lieber

2003 Larry R. Dalton

2002 Galen D. Stucky

2001 Tobin J. Marks

2000 Joel S. Miller

1999 Alan G. MacDiarmid

1998 Robert J. Cava

1997 Arthur W. Sleight

1996 Fred Wudl

1995 George H. Beall

1994 Adam Heller

1993 Rustum Roy

1992 Harry R. Allcock

1991 C. Grant Willson

1990 Robert A. Laudise

2016 recipient Jean-Luc E. Bredas (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Williams D. Provine (right) and Donna J. Nelson, ACS President (left).