Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, which encourages and rewards outstanding research in physical chemistry.


  • 2021 Michael David Fayer
  • 2020 Laura Gagliardi
  • 2019 Daniel M. Neumark
  • 2018 Paras Nath Prasad
  • 2017 Bruce J. Berne
  • 2016 Mark A. Ratner
  • 2015 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
  • 2014 Henry F. Schaefer III
  • 2013 William E. Moerner
  • 2012 David Chandler
  • 2011 Louis E. Brus
  • 2010 George Schatz
  • 2009 Richard J. Saykally
  • 2008 Michael L. Klein
  • 2007 John T. Yates
  • 2006 Donald G.Truhlar
  • 2005 Stephen R. Leone
  • 2004 William Carl Lineberger
  • 2003 William H. Miller
  • 2002 Giacinto Scoles
  • 2001 John Ross
  • 2000 Peter G. Wolynes
  • 1999 Jesse L. Beauchamp
  • 1998 Graham R. Fleming
  • 1997 Robin M. Hochstrasser
  • 1996 Ahmed Zewail
  • 1995 John C. Tully
  • 1994 William A. Klemperer
  • 1993 F. Sherwood Rowland
  • 1992 Frank H. Stillinger
  • 1991 Richard N. Zare
  • 1990 Harden M. McConnell
  • 1989 Gabor A. Somorjai
  • 1988 Rudolph A. Marcus
  • 1987 Harry G. Drickamer
  • 1986 Yuan T. Lee
  • 1985 Stuart A. Rice
  • 1984 B.S. Rabinovitch
  • 1983 George C. Pimentel
  • 1982 Peter M. Rentzepis
  • 1981 Richard B. Bernstein
  • 1976 Robert W. Zwanzig
  • 1975 H.S. Gutowsky
  • 1974 Walter H. Stockmayer
  • 1973 William N. Lipscomb, Jr.
  •  1972 Clyde A. Hutchison, Jr.
  • 1971 Norman Davidson
  • 1970 Oscar K. Rice
  • 1969 Paul J. Flory
  • 1968 George B. Kistiakowsky
  • 1967 Joseph E. Mayer 
  • 1966 Joseph O. Hirschfelder
  • 1965 Lars Onsager
  • 1964 Henry Eyring
  • 1963 Rober S. Mulliken
  • 1962 E. Bright Wilson, Jr.