Marks-Ipatieff Award in Catalysis

Award at a Glance

Recipient Faculty, Industry, Chemistry Professional, Early Career
Category National Awards
Amount$5,000 + Expenses
DeadlineNovember 1, 2024


To recognize outstanding research by an early-career investigator in the field of catalysis carried out by an individual who is under 40 years of age at the time of the award presentation.


The award will consist 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 not have passed their 40th birthday on April 30 of the year in which the award is to be presented and will have done outstanding chemical experimental work in the field of catalysis or high pressure. If experimental investigations in these fields have been abandoned to such a degree that no outstanding results have been achieved, the award may be given for highly meritorious work in a closely allied field of chemistry.

Special weight will be given to independence of thought and originality. The award may be made for investigations carried out in any country and without consideration of nationality, but preference will be given to American chemists. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, 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.


Supported by an Endowed Fund Established by Tobin J. Marks


In 1943, the ACS Board of Directors accepted responsibility for administering an award created by a trust agreement between Vladimir N. and Barbara Ipatieff and Northwestern University, establishing the Ipatieff Trust Fund. Northwestern University is the trustee of the fund. In 2024, Tobin J. Marks provided additional funding and the award was renamed the Marks-Ipatieff Award in Catalysis.

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2022 Recipient Philip Christopher
2022 Recipient Philip Christopher (Center) is Presented with His Award by Angela K. Wilson, ACS President (Left) and Sponsor Representative Tobin J. Marks (Right)
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