Priestley Lectures

Priestley Medalist Award Address

The Priestley Medal is the highest honor conferred by the American Chemical Society and is awarded for distinguished service in the field of chemistry.

2022 Priestley Medalist Award
Dr. Peter B. Dervan, Bren Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, California Institute of Technology

2021 Priestley Medalist Award
The growth of the nanocrystal—a little coming-of-age story.

2020 Priestley Medalist Award
For “pioneering studies of enzymatic radical chemistry, long-range proton-coupled electron transfer, DNA cleavage by anti-cancer drugs, enzymatic formation of polyesters and purine biosynthesis.”

2019 Priestley Medalist Award
A Simple Life: Finding Function and Making Connections

2018 Priestley Medalist Award
Dr. Geraldine L. Richmond, Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon

2017 Priestley Medalist Award
Dr. Tobin J. Marks, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry

2016 Priestley Medalist Award
A Simple Life: Finding Function and Making Connections