ACS Award for Creative Invention Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the ACS Award for Creative Invention, which recognizes an inventor for the successful application of research in chemistry and/or chemical engineering.


  • 2021 - Scott R. Culler
  • 2020 - Anil Kumar
  • 2019 - Jonathan L. Vennerstrom
  • 2018 - Robert S. Kania
  • 2017 - Richard B. Silverman
  • 2016 - Antonio Facchetti
  • 2015 - Jotham W. Coe
  • 2014 - Marvin H. Caruthers
  • 2013 - Timothy M. Swager
  • 2012 - Chad A. Mirkin
  • 2011 - Jeffrey C. Bricker
  • 2010 - David Walt
  • 2009 - Robert H. Grubbs
  • 2008 - Adam Heller
  • 2007 - Bruce Ganem
  • 2006 - Alan Davison
  • 2005 - Joseph M. DeSimone
  • 2004 - Andrew J. Ouderkirk
  • 2003 - Bruce D. Roth
  • 2002 - Roger Y. Tsien
  • 2001 - John D. Baldeschwieler
  • 2000 - Tamotsu Imai
  • 1999 - Bruce D. Dorsey, James P. Guare, Jr., M. Katharine Holloway, Randall W. Hungate, and Joseph P. Vacca
  • 1998 - Spencer F. Silver
  • 1997 - Rangaswamy Srinivasan
  • 1996 - Lothar H. Brixner
  • 1995 - Marinus Los
  • 1994 - Howard W. Jacobson
  • 1993 - Albert A. Carr
  • 1992 - David W. Cushman and Miguel A. Ondetti
  • 1991 - Frederick J. Karol
  • 1990 - C. F. Hammer
  • 1989 - George Levitt
  • 1988 - Samuel Smith
  • 1987 - Robert M. Morin
  • 1986 - Alfred Marzocchi
  • 1985 - Ralph Milkovich
  • 1984 - Edwin P. Plueddemann
  • 1983 - O.A. Battista
  • 1982 - William S. Knowles
  • 1981 - Roy L. Pruett
  • 1980 - Stephanie L. Kwolek
  • 1979 - Leo H. Sternbach
  • 1978 - LeGrand G. Van Uitert
  • 1977 - Herman A. Bruson
  • 1976 - Manuel M. Baizer
  • 1975 - James D. Idol, Jr.
  • 1974 - Charles C. Price
  • 1973 - Carl Djerassi
  • 1972 - H. Tracy Hall
  • 1971 - S. Donald Stookey
  • 1970 - Gordon K. Teal
  • 1969 - J. Paul Hogan
  • 1968 - William G. Pfann