Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management

Sponsor: Dow

Purpose: To recognize outstanding achievements in chemical research management.

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: The award is intended to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in promoting the sciences of chemistry and chemical engineering in research management. Nominees should have demonstrated success in research management by exhibiting the proven ability to manage research projects and people. This leadership and creativity must have been demonstrated by a record of successful research projects and by a strong motivation of the researchers on those projects. Recognition of these accomplishments by peers is essential. Nominees should be industrial or government employees who are responsible for making decisions on R&D project selection, resource allocation, budgets, staffing, etc. and for being accountable for the results of these decisions. 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: Dow established the award in 1982.

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: Pat N. Confalone

2020: Wendy B. Young

2019: Sarah E. Kelly

2018: Margaret M. Faul

2017: Laurie E. Locascio

2016: Henry E. Bryndza

2015: Christopher P. Austin

2014: William F. Banholzer

2013: Alan D. Palkowitz

2012: Ben A. Christolini

2011: Uma Chowdhry

2010: John L. LaMattina

2009: Gregg A. Zank

2008: No award given

2007: Frank J. Williams

2006: Richard D. DiMarchi

2005: Cynthia A. Maryanoff

2004: James A. Bristol

2003: Paul J. Reider

2002: Kurt W. Swogger

2001: Magid Abou-Gharbia

2000: George A. Samara

1999: Gordon F. Brunner

1998: Joseph A. Miller

1997: David A. Duke

1996: Mary L. Good

1995: Leo Manzer

1994: Jerry A. Cogan, Jr.

1993: William D. Emmons

1992: D. W. McCall

1991: Lester C. Krogh

1990: John R. Thomas

1989: George W. Parshall

1988: William P. Slichter

1986: Robert M. Adams

1987: Malcolm E. Pruit

1985: H. W. Coover

1984: James F. Mathis

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Sara E. Kelly awarded by James Helwick, sponsor rep and Bonnie Charmpentier, ACS President
2019 recipient Sarah E. Kelly (center) is presented her award by James A. Helwick (right), sponsor representative, and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS