ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials
Award at a Glance
To recognize and encourage creative work in the chemistry of materials.
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.
A nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the chemistry of materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on research relating to materials of actual or potential technological importance, where a fundamental understanding of the chemistry associated with materials preparation, processing, or use is critical. Because much of the impact of research depends upon the extension of the work of others, some consideration should be given to the nominee's success as a mentor and colleague. 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 annually. Learn more about submitting a nomination for the ACS National Awards.
The award was established in 1988 by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the commercialization of nylon and the discovery of Teflon.
ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
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