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Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry.

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: 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 for outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry. Special consideration will be given to individuals who are scientifically active.

Deadline: November 1 (annual review).

Establishment & Support: The award was established on March 24, 2001 at a symposium held at Columbia University in honor of Ronald Breslow's 70th birthday by his friends, former students, and associates.

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: Jonathan L. Sessler

2020: Donald Hilvert

2019: David A. Tirrell

2018: David R. Liu

2017: Benjamin G. Davis

2016: Tom W. Muir

2015: Eric T. Kool

2014: Samuel H. Gellman

2013: Samuel I. Stupp

2012: Alanna Schepartz

2011: Kevan M. Shokat

2010: Stephen J. Lippard

2009: James P. Collman

2008: Joanna Aizenberg

2007: Francois Diederich

2006: Barbara Imperiali

2005: Peter B. Dervan

2004: Julius Rebek, Jr.

2003: Jacqueline K. Barton

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2019 recipient David A. Tirrell (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Lee H. Latimer, ACS Board of Directors (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS