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Past National Award Recipients

Priestley Medalist

2020

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JoAnne Stubbe, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology, emerita, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2020 Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor. View C&EN article.


2019

K. Barry Sharpless, a Scripps Research Institute California chemist won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions. Sharpless received the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, in 2019.

K. Barry Sharpless, is a Scripps Research Institute California chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001 for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions. Sharpless received the Priestley Medal, the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, in 2019. In recognition of his “invention of catalytic, asymmetric oxidation methods, the concept of ‘click’ chemistry, and development of the copper-catalyzed version of the azide-acetylene cycloaddition reaction.”  View article in C&EN.