Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize outstanding achievement in the development or application of mass spectrometry.


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.


In odd-numbered years, the award is presented for advances in techniques or fundamental processes in mass spectrometry, while recognition is given in even-numbered years to development of the applications of mass spectrometry. 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 were not accepted during 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 possible sponsors for this award, please contact


Extranuclear Laboratories established the award in 1983. The ACS sponsored the award in 2000 and 2006. Bruker Daltonics sponsored the award from 2001 to 2005. Waters Corporation sponsored the award from 2007 to 2023.

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2024 Field and Franklin Award Recipient Joseph A. Loo
2024 Recipient Joseph A. Loo (Center) is Presented with His Award by Mary K. Carroll, ACS President (Left), and Sponsor Representative Richard St. Louis (Right)
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