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Josef Michl ACS Award in Photochemistry

Sponsor: Josef Michl Award Endowment

Purpose: To recognize excellence in fundamental research in organic or inorganic photochemistry and/or photophysics.

Nature: The award will consist of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Eligibility: A nominee will have accomplished outstanding creative experimental or theoretical research in fundamental photochemistry and/or photophysics of organic, inorganic, or biological molecules or solids. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities and educational background.

Deadline: November 1 (Presented biennially in even-numbered years.)

Establishment & Support: The award was established in 2014 and is supported through the Josef Michl Award Endowment.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4408
Fax: 202-776-8008


2020 Michael R. Wasielewski

2018 Jack Saltiel

2016 Frederick D. Lewis

2018 recipient Jack Saltiel (center) is presented his award by award sponsor, Josef Michl (right) and Peter K. Dorhout, ACS President (left).