ACS Award in Separations Science and Technology

Award at a Glance

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


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 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)

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How to Apply

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Waters Corporation


Waters Corporation sponsored the award from 2008 to 2020. The ACS sponsored the award in 2004. No award was presented from 2005 to 2007. In 2003, IBC Advanced Technologies assumed sole sponsorship of the award. In 1996, IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. and the Millipore Corp. assumed sponsorship. The award was established in 1982 by the Rohm and Haas Co. to recognize contributions of scientists and engineers working in separations science and technology.

Contact Information

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

2019 recipient Sheng Dai receives the 2019 ACS Award.
2019 recipient Sheng Dai (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative, Tammy Hicks (right), and Bonnie A. Charpentier, ACS President (left).
Photo by Loris Guzzetta/ACS

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