Category: Awards

August 15, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Recipient: Professor Paul Chirik

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology will honor Professor Paul Chirik (Princeton University) on August 21 as the recipient of the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Paul Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, is being recognized for his contributions to catalysis with first row transition metal complexes, especially […]

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August 10, 2017

Announcing the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award Winners

By Brooke Howell

ACS Infectious Diseases and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards. This year’s honors, which recognize three outstanding young investigators in the field of infectious diseases, are awarded to: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of […]

August 4, 2017

Congratulations to the JAFC 2017 Article of the Year Award Lectureship Winners

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) are pleased to announce the winners of the Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship: Dr. Wan Chan, Dr. Nikola M. Pavlović and Dr. Francisco J. Hidalgo. Read more about each JAFC 2017 Article […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Letters Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Letters Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. The Environmental Science & Technology Letters (ES&T Letters) editorial team had the challenging task of choosing the papers that stood out from all others published in 2016 due […]

August 3, 2017

Read the Best Environmental Science & Technology Papers of 2016

By Freddy Tellez

Learn about Environmental Science & Technology Editor-in-Chief David Sedlak’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson at the upcoming ACS National Meeting. In 2016, Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) received over 6,000 manuscripts and published 1,569 articles. To highlight notable publications, each year ES&T’s editors identify a pool of outstanding papers. […]

July 10, 2017

James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award: 2018 Call for Nominations

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are seeking nominations for the James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award. The award is named for the first Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology, who took the helm of the journal at the age of 34. Dr. Morgan […]

June 21, 2017

Congratulations 2017 Langmuir Lecturers!

By Ellie Key

The ACS journal Langmuir in partnership with the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division (COLL) is proud to announce the selection of Professors Frank Caruso of the University of Melbourne and Paul Cremer of the Pennsylvania State University, as the 2017 Langmuir Lecturers. Professors Caruso and Cremer will be presenting their Langmuir Lectures at the ACS Fall National […]

May 22, 2017

Journal of Natural Products Names Best Papers of 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Journal of Natural Products selected the best papers published in the journal during 2016, recognizing their authors with a pair of awards. The 2017 Arthur E. Schwarting Award goes to Silas Anselm Rasmussen, Sebastian Meier, Nikolaj Gedsted Andersen, Hannah Eva Blossom, Jens Øllgaard Duus, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Per Juel Hansen, and Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen. […]

May 19, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

By Brooke Howell

The article “Ash Transformation Chemistry during Combustion of Biomass” by Dan Boström, Nils Skoglund, Alejandro Grimm, Christoffer Boman, Marcus Öhman, Markus Broström, and Rainer Backman is the winner of the 2017 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication. Energy & Fuels and the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels sponsor this annual award, […]

May 15, 2017

Professor Dirk R. Englund Wins 2017 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award

By Wendy Wise

ACS Photonics, in partnership with the 8th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META’17), is pleased to announce that Professor Dirk R. Englund, Jamieson Career Development Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. Prof. Englund joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and […]

May 11, 2017

Liangbing Hu Wins Nano Letters Young Investigator Award

By Ellie Key

Nano Letters, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, College Park, as the winner of the 2017 Nano Letters Young Investigator Award. Professor Hu was selected for this award for his contributions to the fields of nanoscience and […]

May 9, 2017

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Elected to the American Philosophical Society

By Ellie Key

Laura L. Kiessling, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Director, Keck Center for Chemical Genomics, Laurens Anderson Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Steenbock Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). “I was completely surprised to be elected to the American Philosophical Society! There are amazing chemists among […]

May 2, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Iga Kucharska of the University of Virginia, Winner of the Inaugural Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Dr. Iga Kucharska was selected from a large applicant pool on the basis of a Viewpoint she submitted that highlights her first-author paper in Biochemistry entitled, “Molecular Interactions of Lipopolysaccharide with an Outer Membrane Protein from Pseudomonas aeruginosa […]

April 20, 2017

2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award Winner Announced

By Ellie Key

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, in partnership with the ACS Division of Colloid & Surface Chemistry, is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Yanli Zhao of Nanyang Technological University, as the winner of the 2017 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award. Professor Zhao was selected for this Award for development of advanced multifunctional […]

April 14, 2017

Researchers Recognizing Transformative Librarians

By Michael Qiu

In celebration of National Library Week, ACS Publications invited researchers nominate a transformative librarian that has supported them throughout their career. We received nominations from researchers across the globe and are excited to share our winner: Sue Cardinal, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Librarian University of Rochester Sue received two nominations from the University of Rochester, […]

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to the First Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners!

By Selenah Njoloma

Chemistry of Materials and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society are very proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Chemistry of Materials lectureship. The lectureship highlights and celebrates not only creative and high-quality science, but also the contributions of the team to the research. We are proud to announce […]

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April 5, 2017

2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

By Stephanie Monasky

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher […]

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March 29, 2017

Benjamin F. Cravatt to Be Honored at ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium

By Laura L. Kiessling

The 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium will feature keynote speaker Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt, distinguished recipient of the 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. The ACS Chemical Biology Award is presented annually to honor an individual whose contributions have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), […]

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March 28, 2017

John Gerlt Named Biochemistry’s 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Winner

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.  The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology. “I am delighted with the committee’s selection of John Gerlt as […]

March 27, 2017

Discover the 5th Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the fifth most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 24, 2017

Melodie Christensen Wins The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Melodie Christensen, Senior Scientist at Merck, is the 2017 winner of The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding article published in the previous calendar year that demonstrates creativity […]

March 24, 2017

Xile Hu Wins Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship for 2017

By Brooke Howell

Xile Hu, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is the winner of the 2017 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship. Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which honors the author of an outstanding […]

March 23, 2017

Celebrate Great Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology

By Freddy Tellez

Join us on April 5th from 8 a.m. until noon at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis salons 10/11 for the Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters Symposium. Come celebrate great achievements in areas of environmental science & technology! We will be having a special award ceremony for the winner of the […]

March 23, 2017

Alexander J. M. Miller Wins 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award

By Brooke Howell

Alexander J. M. Miller, Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the winner of the 2017 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry sponsor this annual award, which recognizes the author of an exceptional article published in Organometallics in the […]

March 20, 2017

ACS Omega Editor Receives Numerous Accolades

By Selenah Njoloma

For ACS Omega Co-Editor Luis Liz-Marzán, 2017 is already proving to be a year of distinction. Liz-Marzán was recently honored with an appointment to the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), an independent organization comprised of the most distinguished European scholars and engineers. Its members are considered at the very forefront of research and development of […]

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March 14, 2017

2017 Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award Winners Announced

By Ellie Key

The ACS journals Biomacromolecules, Macromolecules and ACS Macro Letters in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry are proud to announce the selection of Professors Richard Hoogenboom of Ghent University and Rachel O’Reilly of the University of Warwick, as the winners of the 2017 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. Professors Hoogenboom and O’Reilly will be honored during an award symposium at the ACS […]

March 9, 2017

Nominate Your Peers for the 2017 Young Innovator Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Analytical Chemistry and the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society are seeking nominations for the 2017 Young Innovator Award. This award honors the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics in his or her early career. The award will be presented at μTAS (MicroTAS) 2017 […]

February 21, 2017

Congratulations to Kortney Rupp and Ian McCullough, Recipients of ACS Publications Travel Grants!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco: Kortney Rupp, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ian McCullough, of the University of Akron. Kortney Rupp, […]

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February 17, 2017

Former NIST Director Willie E. May Looks Back on a Life in Public Service

By Katherine Stevens

Earlier this year, Willie E. May, Ph.D., stepped down as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In recognition of his outstanding career, he was chosen as the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Award for Public Service. ASC Axial asked May to reflect on his 40 years of work […]

February 16, 2017

Jonas C. Peters Wins 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship

By Brooke Howell

Jonas C. Peters, Bren Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, is the winner of the 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship. Inorganic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry launched the award in 2013 to anually recognize a researcher who has demonstrated creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry. “Jonas’s research program is both exceptionally […]

Suljo Linic Receives 2017 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis

December 16, 2016

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Suljo Linic Receives 2017 Emmett Award

By Rhea Williams

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Suljo Linic is the recipient of the 2017 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis from The North American Catalysis Society (NACS). The NACS bestowed the award on Prof. Linic in recognition of his “groundbreaking contributions at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry, nanoscience, and computational catalysis,” according to an […]

November 30, 2016

Nano Letters’ Charles Lieber Wins 2017 Von Hippel Award

By Ellie Key

Nano Letters Co-Editor, Charles M. Lieber is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Von Hippel Award, from the Materials Research Society. The Society’s highest honor, the Von Hippel Award recognizes those qualities most prized by materials scientists and engineers: brilliance and originality of intellect, combined with vision that transcends the boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines. […]

November 21, 2016

2017 APS Polymer Physics Prize Goes to ACS Central Science’s Monica Olvera de la Cruz

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Central Science Senior Editor Monica Olvera de la Cruz is the recipient of the 2017 Polymer Physics Prize from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes Olvera de la Cruz’s “outstanding contributions to the theoretical understanding of polymers and the effects of electrostatic interactions on their structure and properties.” She is the Lawyer Taylor […]

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October 26, 2016

Going Back to the Future With Organometallics Distinguished Author Valentine P. Ananikov

By Jesse Stanchak

More than five years ago, Irina P. Beletskaya and Valentine P. Ananikov published an article in Organometallics entitled, “Can We Predict the Future of Organometallic Chemistry?” The article took a critical eye to the past and present state of the discipline as it stood in 2011. Additionally, the authors made predictions about the future of […]

October 21, 2016

ACS Nano Associate Editor Paula T. Hammond Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

By Ellie Key

ACS Nano Associate Editor Paula T. Hammond has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Hammond is the David H. Koch Professor in Engineering and head of MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering. The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to medicine and health. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in […]

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October 13, 2016

2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship Awarded

By Freddy Tellez

Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Technology Letters and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 James J. Morgan ES&T Early Career Award Lectureship is Professor Meagan S. Mauter from Carnegie Mellon University. This award recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led our […]

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October 5, 2016

3 Molecular Machine Pioneers Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Ben L. Feringa for their work in developing “molecular machines.” The trio, who will split the prize equally, designed and built molecules that can be controlled to accomplish a task once they’re supplied with energy. Sauvage is being recognized for his […]

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October 4, 2016

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Trio Who Studied Exotic States of Matter

By Jesse Stanchak

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 is awarded to a trio of scientists whose work with advanced mathematics probed the unusual behavior of matter in exotic states. Half of the prize will go to University of Washington’s David J. Thouless, while the remainder will be split between J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University and F. […]

October 3, 2016

Autophagy Researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

In recognition of his research into autophagy, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi. The Tokyo Institute of Technology biologist won the prize for his research into the mechanisms cells use to break down and reuse their own components. The autophagy process is an essential part of maintaining cell health, as […]

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Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

September 21, 2016

I&EC Research Presents Excellence in Review Awards for 2016

By Phillip E. Savage

This editorial originally appeared in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. In conjunction with Peer Review Week 2016 (yes, there is such a thing), which is September 19−25, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is delighted to announce its first set of Excellence in Review Awards. The peer review system has long been part of the formal […]

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