Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids

Award at a Glance

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


To recognize distinguished contributions to the understanding of the chemistry and physics of liquids.


The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 in travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.


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

The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.


ExxonMobil Research and Engineering


The ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. has sponsored the award since 1992. Sponsorship was assumed by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. from 1989 to 1992. The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsored the 1988 presentation. The award was established in 1980 in recognition of the scientific contributions of ACS Past President Joel H. Hildebrand. The award was sponsored by the Shell Companies Foundation, Inc. from 1981 to 1987. The first award was presented to Dr. Hildebrand as part of the observances of his 100th birthday in November 1981.

Contact Information

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

photo of Richard Stratt presented with his award
2022 recipient Richard M. Stratt (center) is presented his award by Wen Li (right), and Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (left).
Photo by Nam Thai,

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