ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding contributions to chemical research in the industrial context. Significant creative contribution to chemistry in any field of chemical, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, or biochemical research is appropriate.


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.


Any chemical researcher whose primary employer was industrial and who was based in North America when the work was carried out is eligible for the award. 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 (Presented Biennially in Even-Numbered Years)

How to Apply

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1 biennially in even-numbered years. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


Sponsored by the ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry


Akzo Chemicals, Inc. established the award in 1989 and sponsored it until 2000. The ACS sponsored the award in 2001 and 2002. The ACS Division of Business Development and Management began sponsoring the award in 2003 and partnered with the Society of Chemical Manufactures and Affiliates, Inc. (SOCMA) to sponsor the award from 2007 to 2010. The ACS Division of Business Development and Management and the ACS sponsored the award in 2011. The ACS Division of Business Development and Management and the ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry sponsored the award from 2012 to 2015. The ACS Division of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry began sponsoring this award in 2016.

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2024 Industrial Chemistry Award Recipient Carlos A. Martinez
2024 Recipient Carlos A. Martinez (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Sponsor Representative Maria Kriz (Right)
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