Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids

Purpose: To recognize distinguished contributions to the understanding of the chemistry and physics of liquids.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: 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 ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. has sponsored the award since 1992. Sponsorship was assumed by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. from 1989 to 1992. The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored the 1988 presentation. The award was established in 1980 in recognition of the scientific contributions of ACS Past President Joel H. Hildebrand. The award was sponsored by the Shell Companies Foundation, Inc. from 1981 to 1987. The first award was presented to Dr. Hildebrand as part of the observances of his 100th birthday in November 1981.

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: Biman Bagchi

2020: Kenneth S. Suslick

2019: Gregory A. Voth

2018: Lawrence R. Pratt

2017: Salvatore Torquato

2016: Kenneth S. Schweizer

2015: Mark Maroncelli

2014: Jack H. Freed

2013: Mark D. Ediger

2012: William L. Jorgensen

2011: Geraldine L. Richmond

2010: Peter Rossky

2009: Graham R. Fleming

2008: Pablo G. Debenedetti

2007: Keith E. Gubbins

2006: Kenneth B. Eisenthal

2005: James T. Hynes

2004: C. Austen Angell

2003: Lesser Blum

2002: Bruce J. Berne

2001: William M. Gelbart

2000: Harry L. Frisch

1999: Douglas J. Henderson

1998: Irwin Oppenheim

1997: Harold L. Friedman

1996: George Stell

1995: Michael E. Fisher

1994: Robert W. Zwanzig

1993: Jerome K. Percus

1992: Benjamin Widom

1991: Howard Reiss

1990: John D. Weeks

1989: David Chandler

1988: Hans C. Anderson

1987: Stuart A. Rice

1986: Frank H. Stillinger

1985: Berni J. Alder

1984: Robert L. Scott

1983: Jiri Jonas

1981: Joel H. Hildebrand

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2019 recipient Gregory A. Voth (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Brandon Weldon (right) and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS