Henry H. Storch Award in Energy Chemistry
Award at a Glance
To recognize distinguished contributions to fundamental or engineering energy related research and development and education that address the world's energy and chemical challenges.
The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the ACS National Meeting at which the award will be presented and at which the recipient will deliver an award address at a symposium of the ACS Division of Energy and Fuels will be reimbursed.
The award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution or contributions to fundamental or engineering energy related research and development and education that address the world's energy and chemical challenges. Areas of interest include: hydrocarbon fuels, energy storage, renewable energy sources, and production of energy via such methods as fuel cells and solar photovoltaics. The award is 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 by the ACS Fuel Chemistry Division and the ACS Pittsburgh Local Section in honor of Henry H. Storch, a physical chemist who made numerous contributions to coal chemistry and catalysis and was the director of research at the U.S. Bureau of Mines. The award became a National Award in 1987 and was sponsored by Exxon until 1995. The Fuel Chemistry Division sponsored the award from 1996 to 2011, with co-sponsorship from Elsevier from 1998 to 2010. The award was sponsored by the ACS Division of Energy and Fuels from 2012 to 2018. In 2018, the ACS Division of Energy and Fuels endowed the award to provide it with enduring support, with additional funding added to the endowment in 2022.
- 2023 - Sarah H. Tolbert
- 2022 - Robert L. McCormick
- 2021 - Harry W. Deckman
- 2020 - Saiful Islam
ACS National Awards Program
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036