Call for Nominations Now Open
The 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of
Catalytic Science

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Co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology
and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis

The annual ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science will honor the contributions of an individual or a collaborative team for groundbreaking research that strengthens connections between catalysis subdisciplines and has a profound impact on catalysis as a whole. The winner of the 5th ACS Catalysis Lectureship was Matthias Beller (Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock, Germany) in recognition of his significant contributions in both molecular and heterogeneous catalysis, including his role in the resurgence of iron catalysis for reduction reactions.
The Lectureship is intended to recognize specific contributions to catalysis science. While the candidate’s career contributions to catalysis will be considered, the largest emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s impact on catalysis over the last 7 years. Nomination documents should emphasize the candidate’s most significant contributions in the stated time period rather than a detailed list of career accomplishments. In the event of multiple submissions of similar quality, nominees who have not been previously recognized for the work associated with the nomination will be given priority. To be considered for the award, the nominee must have published at least one paper in ACS Catalysis, although that paper does not need to serve as the basis for the award.

The 6th ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science will be presented at a special session of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017). The Lectureship award winner(s) will receive $3,000 plus travel and lodging costs. In addition, a symposium will be held to honor the recipient of the 2017 lectureship.

Nomination packages must include:
  • Name and affiliation of nominee
    • Nominee must have published in ACS Catalysis
    • Teams should be limited in size to three principal members
  • Name and affiliation of nominator
  • Brief statement (1-3 pages) describing the nominee’s specific accomplishments relevant to the nomination
  • List of top publications relevant to the nomination (2009 – 2016)
  • Letters of support (2 maximum, in addition to the nomination letter)
  • At least one letter writer or the nominator must be a member of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology. To join, click here:
  • Nominations from previous years do not carry over and must be updated and resubmitted each cycle.

NOTE: Deadline moved up this year. Nominations must be submitted by November 1, 2016. Email your nomination to

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