ACS Award for Creative Research and Applications of Iodine Chemistry

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$10,000 + expenses


To support, promote, and motivate global research of iodine chemistry and develop its use and knowledge through applications.


The award consists of $10,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years.


A nominee must have performed outstanding and creative research related to iodine chemistry or its applications. Applications of iodine chemistry may include but are not limited to its uses in medicine, catalysis, food, and photography. 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 (biennial review)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.




SQM S.A. established the award in 2003.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 - Karl O. Christe
  • 2013 - Nancy S. Goroff
  • 2011 - Viktor V. Zhdankin
  • 2009 - Gerald F. Koser
  • 2007 - Peter J. Stang
  • 2005 - Robert M. Moriarty

Contact Information

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

Karl Christe, 2015 recipient, is presented his award by ACS President Diane Grob Schmidt and sponsor representative Jack Woodall.
2015 recipient Karl Christe (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Jack Woodall (right), and Diane Grob Schmidt, ACS President (left).

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