Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize and encourage research in nuclear and radiochemistry or their applications.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee must have made outstanding contributions to nuclear or radiochemistry or to their applications. 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 ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology began sponsoring the award in 2004. ACS sponsored the award in 2002 and 2003. The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group sponsored the award from 1996 to 2001. As the ACS Award for Nuclear Chemistry, it was supported by funds from a gift to the Society by an anonymous donor during 1990 to 1991 and in odd-numbered years from 1980 to 1985. In the intervening even-numbered years, it was sponsored by EG&G ORTEC. Sponsorship was assumed by Amersham Corp. from 1986 to 1989. The Nuclear-Chicago Corp. a subsidiary of G. D. Searle and Co. established a predecessor award, the ACS Award for Nuclear Applications in Chemistry, in 1953.

Contact Information

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


2017 David L. Clark

2016 E. (Earl) Philip Horwitz

2015 Heino Nitsche

2014 Walter Loveland

2013 Richard G. Haire

2012 Silvia S. Jurisson

2011 David J. Morrissey

2010 Lee G. Sobotka

2009 Kenton J. Moody

2008 Romualdo T. deSouza

2007 Norbert G. Trautmann

2006 Steven W. Yates

2005 Luciano G. Moretto

2004 Donald G. Fleming

2003 Demetrios G. Sarantites

2002 Joanna S. Fowler

2001 William B. Walters

2000 Richard L. Hahn

1999 Karl-Ludwig Kratz

1998 Raymond K. Sheline

1997 Peter J. Armbruster

1996 William D. Ehmann

1995 Joseph B. Natowitz

1994 E. Kenneth Hulet

1993 Richard M. Diamond

1992 Robert N. Clayton

1991 John M. Alexander

1990 Michael J. Welch

1989 Ronald D. Macfarlane

1988 Guenter Herrmann

1987 Ellis P. Steinberg

1986 Victor E. Viola

1985 Gregory R. Choppin

1984 Joseph Cerny

1983 Darleane C. Hoffman

1982 Leo Yaffe

1981 Robert Vandenbosch

1980 Arthur M. Poskanzer

1979 Raymond Davis, Jr.

1978 Paul K. Kuroda

1977 Glen E. Gordon

1976 John O. Rasmussen

1975 John R. Huizenga

1974 Lawrence E. Glendenin

1973 Albert Ghiorso

1972 Anthony Turkevich

1971 Alfred P. Wolf

1970 Paul R. Fields

1969 George E. Boyd

1968 Richard L. Wolfgang

1967 Gerhart Friedlander

1966 Arthur C. Wahl

1965 Stanley G. Thompson

1964 Isadore Perlman

1963 Martin D. Kamen

1962 Truman P. Kohman

1961 Joseph J. Katz

1960 Charles D. Coryell

1959 John E. Willard

1958 Jacob Bigeleisen

1957 Melvin Calvin

1956 Willard F. Libby

1955 Henry Taube

On behalf of the 2016 recipient E. Philip Horwitz, Mark Dietz (center) accepted the award presented by sponsor representative, Paul D. Benny (right), and Donna J. Nelson, ACS President (left).