Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology

Award at a Glance

TypeAward
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022

Purpose

To recognize outstanding and creative contributions to fundamental discoveries or inventions in ultrafast science & technology in areas of physics, chemistry, biology, or related fields.

Description

The award will consist 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 for outstanding and creative contributions by a nominee to fundamental discoveries or inventions in ultrafast science and technology in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, or related fields regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. The recipient will have conducted original and insightful research that has had a significant impact on the field of ultrafast science and technology.

Deadline

November 1 (annual review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.

Sponsor

Ahmed Zewail Endowment Fund established by the Newport Corporation

History

The award was established in 2005 and is supported by the Ahmed Zewail Endowment Fund, established by the Newport Corporation.

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Majed Chergui
  • 2020: Olga Smirnova
  • 2019: Hrvoje Petek
  • 2018: Xiaoyang Zhu
  • 2017: Stephen R. Leone
  • 2016: Andrei Tokmakoff
  • 2015: Shaul Mukamel
  • 2014: Michael D. Fayer
  • 2013: David M. Jonas
  • 2012: Keith A. Nelson
  • 2011: Charles B. Harris
  • 2010: Paul Corkum
  • 2009: Margaret M. Murnane and Henry Kapteyn
  • 2008: Graham R. Fleming
  • 2007: Robin M. Hochstrasser

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008
awards@acs.org

Four smiling people, including one holding an award plaque, stand on stage during ACS Awards reception.
2019 recipient Hrvoje Petek (center) is presented his award by Maha Zewail-Foote, (second to right) and David Allen (right), sponsor representatives, and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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