Category: Awards

John Gerlt

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 […]

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 […]

  • Luis Liz-Marzán

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, […]

  • 253rd ACS National Meeting

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 […]

  • Monica Olvera de la Cruz

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 […]

  • National Academy of Medicine

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 […]

  • 2016 Nobel Prize

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 […]

  • autophagy
  • Nobel Prize
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 […]

  • Peer Review Week

August 25, 2016

Our Editors Win Big at the 2017 ACS National Awards

By Jesse Stanchak

The winners of the 2017 ACS National Awards were announced at the 252nd ACS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this month. A number of ACS editors came away from the meeting with major awards. The majority of the 2017 ACS National Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony held during the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San […]

  • 2017 ACS National Awards

August 16, 2016

Get to Know 2016 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Award Winner Xiaoyuan Chen

By Chi Wang

2016 marks the first year of the Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Award. The inaugural award goes to Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH. “It’s really an honor to be acknowledged as the first recipient of […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry Lecturer Symposium
  • Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen

August 9, 2016

Meet the First Recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce our first two recipients of the ACS Publications First-Time Attendee Travel Grant for Librarians: Michelle Bass from the University of Chicago and Ian Gordon from Brock University. Michelle Bass is the Science Research Services Librarian at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.  A primary […]

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition

July 22, 2016

Inaugural ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards Winners Announced

By Brooke Howell

ACS Infectious Diseases is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Young Investigator Awards: Dr. Audrey Odom and Dr. Timothy Wencewicz of Washington University in St. Louis and Dr. Marcos Pires of Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. These outstanding early career researchers were chosen based on the significant contributions they’ve made in the field […]

  • 252nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
  • ACS Division of Biological Chemistry
  • ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award

July 21, 2016

Awards Recognize the Best Journal of Natural Products Papers

By Jesse Stanchak

The best papers published in the Journal of Natural Products during 2015 were recently recognized with a pair of awards. The 2016 Arthur E. Schwarting Award goes to Johanna Michl, Geoffrey C. Kite, Stefan Wanke, Oliver Zierau, Gunter Vollmer, Christoph Neinhuis, Monique S.J. Simmons, and Michael Heinrich. The award recognizes their paper, “LC-MS and 1H NMR-Based […]

  • Arthur E. Schwarting Award
  • Jack L. Beal Award

July 5, 2016

Phil Baran Wins 2016 Blavatnik National Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Associate Editor Phil Baran is a recipient of one of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. The award is given by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. The prize celebrates exceptional young scientists and engineers and comes with $250,000, […]

  • Blavatnik National Award
  • natural product synthesis
  • Phil Baran

May 31, 2016

ACS Sensors’ J. Justin Gooding Named Felllow of Australian Academy of Science

By Chi Wang

ACS Sensors Editor-in-Chief J. Justin Gooding was named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science this week. Gooding is one of 21 honorees recognized by the organization, each of whom were recognized for making significant and lasting impacts in their scientific disciplines. The academy praised Gooding for his use of “electrochemistry, synthetic chemistry, interfacial physical […]

May 11, 2016

Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016 Goes to Vincent Rotello

By Jesse Stanchak

Bioconjugate Chemistry Editor-in-Chief Vincent Rotello is the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bioorganic Chemistry Award 2016. In a statement, the RSC said it was presenting the award to Rotello “for his pioneering research in using chemistry of nanomaterials to understand and modulate biological processes.” “I have used organic chemistry to interface the man-made and […]

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology
  • Langmuir
  • Vincent Rotello

May 9, 2016

Meet the Newest National Academy of Sciences Members

By Jesse Stanchak

Earlier this month The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members, as well as 21 foreign associates from 14 countries. Of those new members, 15 are either members of the American Chemical Society or work in a chemistry-related field. Four of the new members have particularly close ties to ACS […]

  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Nano
  • JACS
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
  • Nano Letters

April 25, 2016

Meet the Q1 2016 Lectureship Winners

By Jesse Stanchak

2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award Winner: Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Institution: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Energiekonversion Research Highlights: A professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Dr. DeBeer’s research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding […]

  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • ACS Catalysis
  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Photonics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Chemical Biology
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Langmuir
  • Lectureships
  • Macromolecules
  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Letters
  • Organometallics
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Paolo Fornasiero

April 11, 2016

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero Receives 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award

By Jesse Stanchak

ACS Catalysis Associate Editor Paolo Fornasiero is the recipient of the 2016 Heinz Heinemann Award from the International Association of Catalysis Societies. The IACS bestowed the award on Fornasiero in recognition of his “remarkable contribution to catalyst science and technology achieved during past four years in the development of novel nanostructured catalysts,” according to an […]

  • ACS Catalysis
  • Heinz Heinemann Award
  • Paolo Fornasiero

March 29, 2016

9 Promising Young Scientists Join Nano Letters’ Early Career Advisory Board

By Liesa Ross

The future of science perennially belongs to the next generation. Students and young professionals are continual sources of enthusiasm, determination, and new ideas. To maintain their relevance for generations to come, scientific publications must find ways to engage scientists early in their careers. Journals can help provide guidance, as well as receive critical feedback from […]

  • Early Career Advisory Board
  • Nano Letters

March 16, 2016

ACS Chemical Biology EIC Laura L. Kiessling Wins 2016 Gibbs Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Dr. Laura L. Kiessling, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, will receive the 2016 Willard Gibbs Award, one of the most prestigious honors in all of chemistry. The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society will present her with the award during a ceremony on May 20. Kiessling is a professor at the University […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • Laura L. Kiessling
  • Willard Gibbs Award

March 7, 2016

ACS Chemical Biology Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Angela Walker

Are you attending the ACS Annual Meeting in San Diego this year? We invite you to attend the ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium on Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 pm – 4:50 pm at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Salon D. Hear from keynote speaker Professor Peter G. Schultz, who is the recipient of […]

  • ACS Chemical Biology
  • ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • Biochemistry

February 25, 2016

2 ACS Editors Share in Dan David Prize

By Jesse Stanchak

Each year the Dan David Foundation awards three prizes of $1 million each to individuals or institutions that have made remarkable contributions in three categories: past, present, and future. This year, the winners of the “future” prize will include A. Paul Alivisatos, founding editor of Nano Letters, and Chad Mirkin, Associate Editor of the Journal […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • ACS Nano Letters
  • Chad Mirkin
  • JACS

February 11, 2016

JACS Editor Peter Stang Receives China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award

By Jesse Stanchak

Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) Editor Peter Stang recently received China’s International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Stang, along with six other foreign scientists, received the honor during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Jan. 8. During the ceremony, Stang had the opportunity to meet […]

  • China
  • JACS
  • Peter Stang
Richard Powell

February 9, 2016

From Tree to Treatment: Honoring Richard G. Powell, a Pioneer in Anticancer Research

By Renee John

At a glance, the Japanese plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia) is an unremarkable shrub. It is a bright green, bushy conifer, with spiky leaves that point toward the sky. It is native to the rich soil of Japan’s mountains and seaside cliffs but has made its way to planters’ gardens in Europe and the United States. But […]

  • cancer
  • Cephalotaxus harringtonia
  • Journal of Natural Products
  • medicine
  • Richard G. Powell
A. Paul Alivisatos

January 12, 2016

Nano Letters Founding Editor A. Paul Alivisatos Awarded National Medal of Science

By Liesa Ross

Founding Nano Letters editor A. Paul Alivisatos will receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony in early 2016. Alivisatos is the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a professor of chemistry and the scientific founder of two nanotechnology companies. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano. Alivisatos […]

  • A. Paul Alivisatos
  • ACS Nano
  • Nano Letters
  • National Medal of Science
  • National Science Foundation