Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, which recognizes outstanding theoretical, experimental, or developmental research resulting in the advancement of understanding or application of catalysis.


  • 2021 - Paul J. Chirik
  • 2020 - David Milstein
  • 2019 - Manos Mavrikakis
  • 2018 - David W. C. MacMillan
  • 2017 - John E. Bercaw
  • 2016 - Donna G. Blackmond
  • 2015 - Maurice Brookhart
  • 2014 - Mark E. Davis
  • 2013 - Tobin J. Marks
  • 2012 - Enrique Iglesia
  • 2011 - Harold H. Kung
  • 2010 - Robert J. Madix
  • 2009 - Jens K. Nørskov
  • 2008 - Avelino Corma Canos
  • 2007 - Hans-Joachim Freund
  • 2006 - James A. Dumesic
  • 2005 - D. Wayne Goodman
  • 2004 - Bruce C. Gates
  • 2003 - Robert H. Grubbs
  • 2002 - Jack H. Lunsford
  • 2001 - Alexis T. Bell
  • 2000 - Gabor A. Somorjai
  • 1999 - Sir John Meurig Thomas