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2014

Dumesic Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences

IACT researcher James Dumesic, Steenbock Professor and Michel Boudart Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award

Fabio Ribeiro, the R. Norris and Eleanor Shreve Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has received the 2014 Purdue College of Engineering Faculty Award of Excellence for Research. The award recognizes high-impact research and discovery by a faculty member in the Purdue University College of Engineering. Ribeiro was cited for building a field-defining position in the understanding and application of the principles and practice of chemical kinetics and gaining the confidence of his colleagues worldwide by consistently producing the most reliable and highly respected analyses of a wide variety of systems, even those where many before him failed to recognize key features that he discovered.

Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award

Manos Mavrikakis, the Paul A. Elfers Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named a 2014 recipient of the the Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Research Award. The Kellett Award recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are five to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner receives a $60,000 flexible research award. The award is named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.

2013

American Chemical Society Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis

Tobin Marks, the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, will receive the American Chemical Society (ACS) Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis sponsored by the Gabor A. & Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund at the ACS Spring 2013 meeting. The award recognizes outstanding theoretical, experimental, or developmental research resulting in the advancement of understanding or application of catalysis.

2012

AIChE R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering

Nicholas Delgass, Maxine Spencer Nichols Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has received the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChe) R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering. The Wilhelm Award recognizes Delgass for fundamental advances in the understanding and engineering of catalysts through pioneering contributions in techniques for catalyst characterization, reaction and catalyst chemistry, and catalyst design.

International Precious Metals Institute Henry J. Albert Award

Fabio Ribeiro, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has received the 2012 Henry J. Albert Award from the International Precious Metals Institute. The lifetime achievement award, which is sponsored by BASF Catalysts LLC, recognizes and encourages outstanding theoretical and experimental contributions to the science and technology of precious metals.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering

Tobin Marks, the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, was elected to the National Academy of Enegineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. The NAE, which elected 66 new members and 10 foreign associates, acts as the federal government's chief advisory agency on engineering and technology issues. In electing Marks, the NAE cited him for innovation in electronic, photonic, and photovoltaic materials, and catalytic polymerization.

National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Tobin Marks of Northwestern University received the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Chemical Sciences for his groundbreaking contributions to understanding structure and function of catalysts, useful in the production of environmentally friendly plastics and new materials for the benefit of mankind. The NAS Award in Chemical Sciences recognizes innovative research in the chemical sciences that in the broadest sense contributes to a better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity.

Kemin Industries Travel Award

Di Wu, a Northwestern University graduate student, was selected to receive the Kemin Industries Travel Award, which will provide $1500 to support his travel to attend the 2012 American Chemical Society Spring Meeting in San Diego, CA.

George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry

James A. Dumesic of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will receive the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society at the organization's 2012 annual meeting. The award, which is presented annually to an outstanding chemist, is sponsored by the George A. Olah Award Endowment. George Olah received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994.

2011

AIChe Top Poster Prize

Di Wu was awarded the top poster prize by the Sustainable Energy Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) for his paper entitled “A Computational Approach to Design and Evaluate Reaction Pathways: Application to 1-Butanol Production from Pyruvate.” The presentation was made at the 2011 AIChe Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

US Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Award

Jeffrey Greeley of Argonne National Laboratory received a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Award for his work in Interfacial Electrocatalytic Processes from First Principles. Through monetary awards, the Early Career Research Program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the areas supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Greeley's work was selected for the award by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Read more about Jeff Greeley.

Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks, Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, is the recipient of the 2011 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, conferred this year in catalysis. Marks was cited for the development of major new industrial catalysts and the fundamental understanding of their chemical structures and mechanisms of action. The prize, given biennially by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, recognizes exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in major ways. The prize consists of a monetary award of $250,000 — one of the largest awards dedicated to the chemical sciences in the United States — a citation and a medal. The award ceremony will be held at Northwestern University in the fall and will include a lecture by Tobin Marks.

Arthur Cope Senior Scholar Award, American Chemical Society — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks, Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, received the American Chemical Society's Arthur Cope Senior Scholar Award, an international honor that recognizes outstanding research in organic chemistry.

Fellow of the American Physical Society — Julius Jellinek

Julius Jellinek, Senior Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), for seminal contributions to the conceptual foundations of finite-size systems and phenomena, development of new simuyation and analysis methodologies specifically tailored for the nanoscale, and pioneering explorations of a broad spectrum of properties of atomic and molecular clusters. Election to fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the APS's membership.

Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis James A. Dumesic

James A. Dumesic of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive the 2011 Michel Boudart Award for Advances in Catalysis, sponsored by the Haldor Topsøe Company and administered jointly by the North American Catalysis Society and the European Federation of Catalysis Societies. The Award will be presented at the 22nd North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society (Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 2011) and at Europacat X (Glasgow, Scotland, August 2011). This award recognizes and encourages individual contributions to the elucidation of the mechanism and active sites involved in catalytic phenomena and to the development of new methods or concepts that advance the understanding and the practice of heterogeneous catalysis. It is meant to recognize individuals who bring together the rigor and the international impact that exemplify the accomplishments and the career of Professor Michel Boudart.

Mosher Award, American Chemical Society Santa Clara Section — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks of Northwestern University received the American Chemical Society's (ACS's) Carol and Harry Mosher Award, which is granted annually to an ACS member chosen from the national community who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry, worked to ensure advancement of the chemical profession, and has participated fully in the ACS on a national, regional and local level. This award was established in 1980 in honor of Harry and Carol Mosher, two founding members of the Santa Clara Valley Section, who both epitomize these values.

Schulich Prize, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology — Tobin Marks

The international Schulich Prize, which recognizes excellence in chemical research, was awarded to Tobin Marks of Northwestern University.

2010

American Chemical Society Awards — Clark Landis and Peter Stair

Two IACT researchers are being honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as 2010 ACS award recipients. The awards will be presented during the ACS Annual Meeting in March 2010. Clark R. Landis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation. Peter C. Stair of Northwestern University will receive the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry, sponsored by the George A. Olah Award Endowment.

Catalysis Club of Chicago — Best Poster Award

Purdue graduate students Bradley R. Fingland and Paul J. Dietrich received recognition as the best poster presentation at the Spring Symposium of the Catalysis Club of Chicago for their poster presentation titled "Liquid Phase Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS): Glycerol Reforming over a Pt-Mo/C Catalyst."

Distinguished Professor Award, Technical University of Munich — Tobin Marks

The international Distinguished Professor Award from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was awarded to Tobin Marks of Northwestern University. This award is presented annually to honor a famous scientist or engineer. Marks is only the second chemist to receive the professorship award; he is expected to visit the TUM regularly. TUM is known as the "German MIT."

Humboldt Research Award — Julius Jellinek

Julius Jellinek of Argonne National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division has been elected a recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award, also known as the Humboldt Prize, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. This award is conferred on internationally renowned scientists in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. Jellinek has been recognized by the Humboldt Foundation for his extensive groundbreaking work in physics and chemistry of finite-size systems. He is a world leader in the area of atomic and molecular clusters, the scientific basis for the field of nanoscale materials. He has made many seminal contributions to the field by developing new fundamental concepts and theoretical/computational methodologies and tools of analysis, and applying them to a broad spectrum of systems and phenomena.

International Precious Metals Institute Junichiro Tanaka Award — James Dumesic

James Dumesic of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been awarded the International Precious Metals Institute's Junichiro Tanaka Award, which is a lifetime achievement award recognizing important career contributions to the advancement of the precious metals industry.

Michigan Catalysis Club – Best Poster Award

Purdue graduate students Bradley R. Fingland and Paul J. Dietrich received recognition as the best poster presentation at the Spring Symposium of the Michigan Catalysis Club for their poster presentation titled "Liquid Phase Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS): Glycerol Reforming over a Pt-Mo/C Catalyst."

National Academy of Engineering Election — Thomas Kuech

Thomas Kuech, Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions in developing and characterizing compound semiconductors. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors people who have made significant contributions to engineering through groundbreaking research and innovative educational approaches.

Nichols Medal of the American Chemical Society — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks, Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University, has been awarded the 2010 Nichols Medal by the American Chemical Society (ACS). First awarded in 1902, the Nichols Medal has been presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of chemistry. Marks received the award in recognition of his pioneering research in catalysis and soft matter electronics.

North American Catalysis Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis — Nicholas Delgass

Nicholas Delgass, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, has received the North American Catalysis Society's Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Catalysis. The Award is presented every two years to recognize an individual who has advanced catalytic chemistry or engineering through both significant service to the catalysis community and outstanding technical accomplishments. Delgass's research achievements include the synthesis of novel catalytic materials, the development of modern spectroscopic methods for catalyst characterization, and the use of rigorous kinetic and spectroscopic methods to elucidate the mechanism of complex catalytic reactions on solids. He currently leads a team that is developing and implementing model-based approaches for the design and efficient optimization of new catalysts.

North American Catalysis Society F.G. Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis — Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller of Argonne National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division was awarded the 2010 F.G. Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis. Sponsored by the Grace Davison operating segment of W.R. Grace & Co. and the North American Catalysis Society, the award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to one or more areas in the field of catalysis with emphasis on industrially significant catalysts and catalytic processes, and the discovery of new catalytic reactions and systems of potential industrial importance.

Wilhelm Manchot Prize, Technical University of Munich — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks of Northwestern University received the Wilhelm Manchot Prize from the Wilhelm Manchot Foundation of Germany, which awards the annually to a famous chemist.

2009

Eli Burton Award from the Microscopy Society of America — Eric Stach

Eric Stach of Purdue University received the Microscopy Society of America's Eli Burton Award, which is presented annually to honor distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by a scientist who is younger than 40 years of age on January 1st of the award year.

Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York — Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey T. Miller, leader of the Heterogeneous Catalysis Group in Argonne National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division (CSE), has been presented with the 2009 Award for Excellence in Catalysis from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York. Miller was recognized for his strong contributions to the field of catalysis—in particular, his work on important petrochemical processes that contributed to a fundamental understanding of metal catalysts and enabled the upgrading and conversion of former waste streams to valuable chemicals. In his more recent work, he uses x-ray absorption spectroscopy at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne to understand the correlation of preparation to structure and function of heterogeneous catalysts.

Fellow of the American Chemical Society — Randall Winans

Randall E. Winans, Group Leader of the Chemical and Materials Science Group in Argonne National Laboratory's X-ray Science Division, was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Election to Fellow status recognizes ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.

Fellow of the Materials Research Society — Tobin Marks

In his election as a 2009 Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), Tobin Marks of Northwestern University was recognized for elegantly demonstrating new scientific principles, and for broad, highly original research in areas from self-assembled opto-electronic materials to catalytic polymer synthesis, which has permanently influenced contemporary materials science. MRS Fellows are honored for sustained, distinguished, and internationally recognized contributions to the advancement of materials research.

Herman Pines Award from the Catalysis Club of Chicago — Tobin Marks

The Catalysis Club of Chicago awarded the 2009 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis to Professor Tobin Marks of Northwestern University. The Herman Pines Award is presented annually for outstanding research in the field of catalysis. Herman Pines was an outstanding research scientist, and his work revolutionized the general understanding of organic chemistry, particularly the chemistry of hydrocarbons interacting with strong acids. The award in his honor is sponsored by UOP, where Herman began his industrial career in 1930 and amassed 145 U.S. patents over a 23-year period. The award is co-sponsored by the Catalysis Club of Chicago, of which Professor Pines was a founding member.

Honorary Fellow, Chemical Research Society of India — Tobin Marks

Tobin Marks of Northwestern University was one of four distinguished scientists elected as 2009 Honorary Fellows of the Chemical Research Society of India.

Nelson W. Taylor Award of the Pennsylvania State University — Tobin Marks

Pennsylvania State University's Nelson Taylor award, presented in 2009 to Tobin Marks of Northwestern University, recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of materials, specifically, seminal contributions in the burgeoning area of photonic materials. Marks will deliver the keynote address, the Nelson W. Taylor Memorial Lecture, at a university-wide symposium on photonic materials at Penn State in Fall 2009.

Paul H. Emmett Award from the North American Catalysis Society — Manos Mavrikakis

Professor Manos Mavrikakis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to receive the 2009 Paul H. Emmett Award in Fundamental Catalysis by the North American Catalysis Society. The Emmett Award recognizes and encourages individual contributions (under the age of 46) in the field of catalysis, with emphasis on discovery and understanding of catalytic phenomena, proposal of catalytic reaction mechanisms, and identification of and description of catalytic sites and species.

von Hippel Medal of the Materials Research Society — Tobin Marks

The Materials Research Society honored Tobin Marks of Northwestern University with its highest award for 2009, the von Hippel Medal, which 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.

William H. Walker Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers — James Dumesic

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has recognized James Dumesic, Steenbock Professor of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with the 2009 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature, one of AIChE's most prestigious awards. The award is presented at the AIChE annual meeting to an AIChE member who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering literature.

2008

Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research — Tobin Marks

The Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research was awarded to Tobin Marks of Northwestern University for his revolutionary materials research.

Research Excellence Award of the European Society for Computational Methods in Science and Engineering  — Julius Jellinek

The European Society for Computational Methods in Science and Engineering recognized Julius Jellinek, a senior scientist in Argonne National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, as one of the two recipients of the Society's Research Excellence Award for 2008.

 

August 2012


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