ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2019


To recognize the development of novel implementations of modern advancements in the field of separation science and technology with particular emphasis on industrial applications.


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 recipient will deliver a lecture at the annual ACS Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Separations Science and Technology Symposium.


The scope of the award is to be as broad as possible, covering all fields where separation science and technology is practiced including but not limited to biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and medicine. 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)

Nominations for this award are not being accepted for the 2025 National Awards cycle due to a lack of funding.

    How to Apply

    The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.


    If you have information about a possible entity wishing to sponsor this award, please contact


    The award was established in 1982 by Rohm and Haas Co. to recognize the contributions of scientists and engineers working in separations science and technology. In 1996, IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. and the Millipore Corp. assumed sponsorship of the award. IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. sponsored the award in 2003. The ACS sponsored the award in 2004. No award was presented from 2005 to 2007. Waters Corporation sponsored the award from 2008 to 2021.

    Contact Information

    ACS National Awards Program
    American Chemical Society
    1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036

    2019 Recipient Sheng Dai
    2019 Recipient Sheng Dai (Center) is Presented with His Award by Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Tammy Hicks (Right)
    Photo by Loris Guzzetta

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