Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry
Sponsor: Henry H. Storch Endowment
Purpose: To recognize distinguished contributions to fundamental or engineering energy related research & development and education that address the world's energy and chemical challenges.
Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses (maximum) to the ACS National Meeting at which the award will be presented and at which the recipient will deliver an award address at a symposium of the ACS Division of Energy and Fuels (ENFL).
Eligibility: The award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution or contributions to fundamental or engineering energy related research & development and education that address the world's energy and chemical challenges. Areas of interest include: hydrocarbon fuels, energy storage, renewable energy sources, and production of energy via such methods as fuel cells and solar photovoltaics. The award is 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 National Awards begin administering this award in 2018 through the establishment and support of the Henry H. Storch Endowment. This award has a long history starting in 1964 when the Fuel Chemistry Division (with the help of the ACS Pittsburgh Local Section) established it to honor Henry H. Storch a physical chemist who made numerous contributions to coal chemistry and catalysis and was the director of research at the U.S. Bureau of Mines. The award was given by the Fuel Chemistry Division unit until it became an ACS National Award sponsored by Exxon from 1987-1995. The Fuel Chemistry Division sponsored the award from 1996-2011 ( co-sponsored by Elsevier from 1998-2010). The Division of Energy and Fuels (ENFL) sponsored the award from 2012-2018.