2020 National Award Recipients

The following are the recipients of awards administered by the American Chemical Society for 2020. With the exception of the Arthur C. Cope Scholars, recipients will be honored at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in conjunction with the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Exams Institute, Stacey Lowery Bretz, Miami University. Address to be presented before the Division of Chemical Education.

ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, sponsored by Dow and endowed by Rohm and Haas, Dimitris I. Collias, Jane E. Godlewski, Juan E. Velásquez Velez, Procter & Gamble Co. Address to be presented before the Division of Cellulose and Renewable Materials.

ACS Award for Computers in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research, sponsored by the ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry, Charles L. Brooks III, University of Michigan. Address to be presented before the Division of Computers in Chemistry.

ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science & Technology, sponsored by Aerodyne and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Kevin C. Jones, Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Address to be presented before the Division of Environmental Chemistry.

ACS Award for Creative Invention, sponsored by ACS Corporation Associates, Anil Kumar, PPG. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Fluorine Chemistry, Robert G. Syvret, Fluorine Chemistry and Technology, LLC (F2ChemTech). Address to be presented before the Division of Fluorine Chemistry.

ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, sponsored by MilliporeSigma (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany), Michael J. Krische, University of Texas at Austin. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by Strem Chemicals, Bruce E. Bursten, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Lawrence K. Duffy, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Address to be presented before the Division of Chemical Education.

ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, sponsored by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Katherine J. Franz, Duke University. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Kerry K. Karukstis, Harvey Mudd College. Address to be presented before the Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry.

ACS Award for Team Innovation, sponsored by ACS Corporation Associates, Lori L. Kardos, Teresa Karjala, Joe Ortega, Dow; Otto J. Berbée (retired) and Jaap den Doelder, Dow Benelux, The Netherlands. Address to be presented before the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering.

ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry, sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute, Mark E. Meyerhoff, University of Michigan. Address to be presented before the Division of Analytical Chemistry.

ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, sponsored by Eastman Chemical, Joachim Kohn, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey. Address to be presented before the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering at the ACS fall national meeting in San Francisco, CA.

ACS Award in Chromatography, sponsored by MilliporeSigma, Lane C. Sander, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Address to be presented before the Division of Analytical Chemistry.

ACS Award in Colloid Chemistry, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Co., Molly Stevens, Imperial College, United Kingdom. Address to be presented before the Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry.

ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, Mahfuza B. Ali, 3M. Address to be presented before the Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry.

ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by MilliporeSigma (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, sponsored by the Dow, Milton R. Smith, III, Michigan State University. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical, Jeffrey S. Moore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Address to be presented before the Division of Polymer Chemistry.

ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, sponsored by the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity and the Alpha Chi Sigma Educational Foundation, Corinna Schindler, University of Michigan. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

ACS Award in Separations Science & Technology, sponsored by Waters Corp., Andrew L. Zydney, Pennsylvania State University. Address to be presented before the Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry.

ACS Award in Surface Chemistry, sponsored by the Proctor and Gamble, Teri W. Odom, Northwestern University. Address to be presented before the Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry.

ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, sponsored by DuPont, David B. Mitzi, Duke University. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, Abraham Nitzan, University of Philadelphia and Tel Aviv University (Israel). Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society, sponsored by ACS, Janet L. Bryant, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (retired). Address to be presented before the ACS ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony at the fall national meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry, sponsored by the Alfred R. Bader Fund, Kevan M. Shokat, University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley. Address to be presented before the Division of Biological Chemistry.

Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management, sponsored by the Dow, Wendy B. Young, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA. Address to be presented before the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.

Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment, Donald Hilvert, (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland. Address to be presented before the Division of Biological Chemistry.

Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, sponsored by the Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment, Amir H. Hoveyda, University of Strasbourg, France and Boston College. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry, sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., Gunda I. Georg, University of Minnesota. Address to be presented before the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.

James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, sponsored by the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X, Michael A. Morgan, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, California. Address to be presented before the Division of Chemical Education.

Arthur C. Cope Award, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry at the ACS fall national meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, sponsored by Arthur C. Cope Fund, Li Deng, Westlake University, China; Todd L. Lowary, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and University of Alberta, Canada; Ruben Martin, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain; Kevin D. Moeller, Washington University in St. Louis; Hosea M. Nelson, University of California, Los Angeles; Timothy R. Newhouse, Yale University; T. V. (Babu) RajanBabu, Ohio State University; John R. Reynolds, Georgia Institute of Technology; Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan; and Daniel J. Weix, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry at the ACS fall national meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator, sponsored by the Pfizer Endowment Fund, Sarah E. Reisman, California Institute of Technology. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, sponsored by the F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund, Daniel J. Mindiola, University of Pennsylvania. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, sponsored by DuPont, Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Frank H. Field & Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry, sponsored by Waters Corp., Kimberly A. Prather, University of California, San Diego. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, sponsored by the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal Endowment, Caroline Chick Jarrold, Indiana University, Bloomington. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, sponsored by ACS, Raychelle Burks, St. Edward's University. Address to be presented before the Office of the Secretary, at the ACS fall national meeting in San Francisco.

Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator, sponsored by the Gray Award Endowment, Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, sponsored by Givaudan, Tadeusz F. Molinski, University of California, San Diego. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success, sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund, Paul Schimmel, Scripps Research in Florida. Address to be presented before the Division of Biological Chemistry.

Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical & Experimental Chemistry of Liquids, sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, Kenneth S. Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry, sponsored by the Merck Research Laboratories, Alanna Schepartz, University of California, Berkeley. Address to be presented before the Division of Biological Chemistry.

Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry, sponsored by Dow, Barry Arkles, Gelest, Inc. Address to be presented before the Division of Polymer Chemistry.

Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, sponsored by the Journal of Chemical Physics and the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado, Boulder. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Josef Michl ACS Award in Photochemistry, sponsored by the Josef Michl Award Endowment, Michael R. Wasielewski, Northwestern University. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, Enrique Iglesia, University of California, Berkeley and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Address to be presented before the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology.

Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, sponsored by Avantor, Anna Wuttig (Student), University of California, Berkeley and Yogesh Surendranath Preceptor), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Northeastern Section, Herbert Mayr, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Address to be presented before the Division of Organic Chemistry.

George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry, sponsored by the George A. Olah Award Endowment, Harold H. Kung, Northwestern University. Address to be presented before the Division of Energy & Fuels.

George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, sponsored by Cengage Learning and the ACS Division of Chemical Education, Thomas J. Wenzel, Bates College. Address to be presented before the Division of Chemical Education.

Priestley Medal, sponsored by ACS, JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Address to be presented at the ACS National Awards Banquet Ceremony & General Meeting of the Society at the spring national meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Glenn T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear Chemistry, sponsored by the ACS Division of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology, Sue Brannon Clark, Washington State University & Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Address to be presented before the Division of Nuclear Chemistry & Technology.

Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, sponsored by the Gabor A. & Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund, David Milstein, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Address to be presented before the Division of Catalysis Science and Technology.

Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry, sponsored by the Henry H. Storch Endowment, Saiful Islam, University of Bath, United Kingdom. Address to be presented before the Division of Energy & Fuels.

E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, sponsored by the E. Bright Wilson Endowment, Angela M. Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science & Technology, sponsored by the Ahmed Zewail Endowment Fund established by Newport Corp., Olga Smirnova, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Technical University Berlin, Germany. Address to be presented before the Division of Physical Chemistry.

National Fresenius Award, sponsored by Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society, Kyle M. Lancaster, Cornell University. Address to be presented before the Division of Inorganic Chemistry.