Priestley Award Recipients

Congratulations to past recipients of the Priestley Award, which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry.


  • 2021 A. Paul Alivisatos
  • 2020 JoAnne Stubbe
  • 2019 K. Barry Sharpless
  • 2018 Geraldine Richmond
  • 2017 Tobin J. Marks
  • 2016 Mostafa A. El-Sayed
  • 2015 Jacqueline K. Barton
  • 2014 Stephen J. Lippard
  • 2013 Peter J. Stang
  • 2012 Robert S. Langer
  • 2011 Ahmed H. Zewail
  • 2010 Richard N. Zare
  • 2009 M. Frederick Hawthorne
  • 2008 Gabor A. Somorjai
  • 2007 George M. Whitesides
  • 2006 Paul S. Anderson
  • 2005 George A. Olah
  • 2004 Elias J. Corey
  • 2003 Edwin J. Vandenberg
  • 2002 Allen J. Bard
  • 2001 Fred Basolo
  • 2000 Darleane C. Hoffman
  • 1999 Ronald Breslow
  • 1998 F. Albert Cotton
  • 1997 Mary L. Good
  • 1996 Ernest L. Eliel
  • 1995 Sir Derek H. R. Barton
  • 1994 Howard E. Simmons
  • 1993 Robert W. Parry
  • 1992 Carl Djerassi
  • 1991 Harry B. Gray
  • 1990 Roald Hoffmann
  • 1989 George C. Pimentel
  • 1988 Frank H. Westheimer
  • 1987 John D. Roberts
  • 1986 Karl A. Folkers
  • 1985 Henry Taube
  • 1984 Linus Pauling
  • 1983 Robert S. Mulliken
  • 1982 Bryce Crawford, Jr.
  • 1981 Herbert C. Brown
  • 1980 Milton Harris
  • 1979 Glenn T. Seaborg
  • 1978 Melvin Calvin
  • 1977 Henry Gilman
  • 1976 George S. Hammond
  • 1975 Henry Eyring
  • 1974 Paul J. Flory
  • 1973 Harold C. Urey
  • 1972 George B. Kistiakowsky
  • 1971 Frederick D. Rossini
  • 1970 Max Tishler
  • 1969 Kenneth S. Pitzer
  • 1968 William G. Young
  • 1967 Ralph Connor
  • 1966 William Oliver Baker
  • 1965 William J. Sparks
  • 1964 John C. Bailar, Jr.
  • 1963 Peter J. W. Debye
  • 1962 Joel H. Hildebrand
  • 1961 Louis P. Hammett
  • 1960 Wallace R. Brode
  • 1959 H. I. Schlesinger
  • 1958 Ernest H. Volwiler
  • 1957 Farrington Daniels
  • 1956 Carl S. Marvel
  • 1955 Charles A. Thomas
  • 1954 W. Albert Noyes, Jr.
  • 1953 Robert Robinson
  • 1952 Samuel C. Lind
  • 1951 E. J. Crane
  • 1950 Charles A. Kraus
  • 1949 Arthur B. Lamb
  • 1948 Edward R. Weidlein
  • 1947 Warren K. Lewis
  • 1946 Roger Adams
  • 1945 Ian Heilbron
  • 1944 James B. Conant
  • 1941 Thomas Midgley, Jr.
  • 1938 Marston T. Bogert
  • 1935 William A. Noyes
  • 1932 Charles L. Parsons
  • 1929 Francis P. Garvan
  • 1926 Edgar F. Smith
  • 1923 Ira Remsen