ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology

Award at a Glance

Recipient Industry, Chemistry Professional, Faculty
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2022


To encourage creativity in research and technology or methods of analysis to provide a scientific basis for informed environmental control decision-making processes, or to provide practical technologies that will reduce health risk factors.


The award consists 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.


The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.


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.


Aerodyne and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry


Aerodyne and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry began sponsoring the award in 2020. The ACS and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsored the award in 2019. The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry and the ACS Publications journals Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters sponsored the award from 2012 to 2018. The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsored the award in 2011. Air Products and Chemical, Inc. established the award in 1978 and sponsored the award until 2010.

Contact Information

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

photo of Urs von Gunten presented with his award
2022 recipient Urs von Gunten (center) is presented his award by Douglas R. Worsnop and Sherine Obare (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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