Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding achievement in the development or application of mass spectrometry.

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: In odd-numbered years, the award is presented for advances in techniques or fundamental processes in mass spectrometry. Recognition is given in even-numbered years to development of the applications of mass spectrometry.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 2007. The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored the award in 2000 and 2006. Bruker Daltonics sponsored the award from 2001 to 2005. The ACS financed the award in 2000. Extranuclear Laboratories 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: Veronica M. Bierbaum

2020: Kimberly A. Prather

2019: Jennifer S. Brodbelt

2018: Carol Vivien Robinson

2017: Vicki H. Wysocki

2016: Albert J. R. Heck

2015: Hilkka I. Kenttämaa

2014: Evan R. Williams

2013: David H. Russell

2012: Scott A. McLuckey

2011: Robert J. Cotter

2010: Catherine Costello

2009: Peter B. Armentrout

2008: Catherine C. Fenselau

2007: Jean H. Futrell

2006: Richard M. Caprioli

2005: Marvin L. Vestal

2004: Kenneth G. Standing

2003: Jesse L. Beauchamp

2002: Brian T. Chait

2001: Helmut Schwarz

2000: Donald F. Hunt

1999: Michael L. Gross

1998: Keith R. Jennings

1997: Charles L. Wilkins

1996: Michael T. Bowers

1995: Melvin B. Comisarow and Alan G. Marshall

1994: Paul Kebarle

1993: Seymour Meyerson

1992: Burnaby Munson

1991: R. Graham Cooks

1990: Evan C. and Marjorie G. Horning

1989: Fred W. McLafferty

1988: Frank H. Field

1987: John Beynon

1986: Klaus Biemann

1985: A. O. C. Nier

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2019 recipient Jennifer S. Brodbelt (center) is presented her award by sponsor representative Michael J. Keilholz (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS