I&EC Division Fellow Awards

We are now seeking award nominations for the Class of 2023, due by December 31, 2021.

Please send nominations to Dr. Glenn Fugate (acs.iec.fellow.award@gmail.com) who will forward them to the other members of the selection committee. Attach the nomination form as a cover sheet for your nomination application.

The I&EC Division is a multi-disciplinary Division of the American Chemical Society helping individuals convert science into commercially relevant products. Our members are made up of chemists and engineers across academics, national laboratories, and industry. The I&EC Fellowships recognize scientists and engineers who have made a significant contribution to the chemical industry.

The Division can confer awards in four categories annually. Please see below for more information about each award, including past winners.

I&EC Division Fellow

Criteria

A chemist or engineer is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on innovative contributions to the areas in which they have published within applied chemistry and/or chemical engineering. Patents are given equal weight to papers in the open literature and nominations from industry are encouraged.

Prize
  • Plaque naming the awardee a Fellow of the I&EC Division
  • Registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Division
  • $1000 travel award

The awardee will be announced on the Division’s website and the award presentation made at the Spring meeting at a symposium to be organized by someone chosen by the awardee.

Nominations

Nominators must be current members of the I&EC Division and should complete the nomination form for the candidate. The complete application should include a primary letter of support which clearly outlines the candidate’s contributions, a secondary letter of support, the candidate’s resume or CV, and up to 5 impactful papers and/or patents that demonstrate the candidate’s contributions to the fields of applied industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.

Winners
2021Steven M. Serkiz
Wei Wang
2020Ronald Bruening & Krzysztof Krakowiak (joint)
Andrew Zydney
2019Peter Nickias
Nicholas Peppas
2018Yong Wang
2017Klaus Jensen
2016Mark Shiflett
Bala Subramanian
2015Hank Foley
Ken Nash
2014Benny Freeman
Jerry King
2013Larry Erickson
Douglas Gin
2012Robin Rogers
Larry Tavlarides
2011Guerino Sacripante
Arvind Varma
2010Allan Myerson
Jerome Stravinoha
2009Madan Bhasin
Kenneth Klabunde
2008Ruben Carbonell
Bruno Notari
2007HS Muralidhara
Rich Noble

Early Career Fellow

Criteria

The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is for an individual up to 40 years old (as of the current calendar year) and thus in the earlier stage of their career.

Prize
  • Plaque naming the awardee a Fellow of the I&EC Division
  • Registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Division
  • $1000 travel award

The awardee will be announced on the Division’s website and the award presentation made at the Spring meeting at a symposium to be organized by someone chosen by the awardee.

Nominations

Nominators must be current members of the I&EC Division and should complete the nomination form for the candidate. The complete application should include a primary letter of support which clearly outlines the candidate’s contributions, a secondary letter of support, the candidate’s resume or CV, the age of the nominee at the submission deadline, and up to 5 impactful papers and/or patents that demonstrate the candidate’s contributions to the fields of applied industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.

Winners
2021Jason E. Bara
2020Pedro Castano
2019Carter Abney
2018Beata Kilos
2017Leigh Martin

Applied Chemical Technology Fellow

Criteria

A chemist or engineer with an undergraduate degree as the terminal degree is selected from an academic, industrial, or government laboratory based on outstanding technical contributions.

Prize
  • Plaque naming the awardee a Fellow of the I&EC Division
  • Registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Division
  • $1000 travel award

The awardee will be announced on the Division’s website and the award presentation made at the Spring meeting at a symposium to be organized by someone chosen by the awardee.

Nominations

Nominators must be current members of the I&EC Division and should complete the nomination form for the candidate. The complete application should include a primary letter of support which clearly outlines the candidate’s contributions, a secondary letter of support, the candidate’s resume or CV to include the number of oral and written presentations as well as any outside articles or patents, verification of the candidate’s terminal degree, and up to 5 impactful papers and/or patents that demonstrate the candidate’s contributions to the fields of applied industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.

Winners
2018Dave Mackowiak
2017Michelle Cummings
2015Michael Seabolt
2014Phil Dellinger
2013Christopher Menzies
2012Mark Vineyard

International Fellow

Criteria

The criteria are the same as those for Division Fellow but the award is for an individual working outside the United States.

Prize
  • Plaque naming the awardee an International Fellow of the I&EC Division
  • Registration to the Spring meeting at which the award will be presented
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Division
  • Travel award of up to $2500 for economy airfare to the ACS meeting and up to 4 nights at a hotel so that he or she may attend the meeting

The awardee is asked to identify a colleague residing in the United States who can organize a symposium in his or her honor at the Spring meeting and at which the award presentation will be made.

A one-session symposium is planned but the Division will consider a greater number of sessions at the request of the organizer.

Nominations

Nominators must be current members of the I&EC Division and should complete the nomination form for the candidate. The complete application should include a primary letter of support which clearly outlines the candidate’s contributions, a secondary letter of support, the candidate’s resume or CV, and up to 5 impactful papers and/or patents that demonstrate the candidate’s contributions to the fields of applied industrial chemistry or chemical engineering.

Winners
2021Azmi Mohammed Nor
2019R. Tom Baker
2018Shahida Mohd Shariff
2017Kew-Ho Lee