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Division of Analytical Chemistry Awards

Division Awards Program

Solicitation of Nominations for 2015 Awards

Deadline for Receipt in the Division Office: November 1, 2014

The rules given below apply to nominations for the following awards administered by the Division:
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company.
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Spectrochemical Analysis
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist Sponsored by Philip Morris USA
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry Sponsored by Waters Corporation
*ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

Specific information on each of these Awards follows the general information on eligibility, deadlines, and nominating procedures.

NOMINATIONS

Nominations shall consist of:
1. A letter of nomination.
2. Two seconding letters.
3. A biographical statement emphasizing the accomplishments of the nominee which pertain to the award.
4. The nominating documents shall be submitted in one package and shall not exceed 8 pages of text, including the nominating and seconding letters, biographical statement, and attachments to the nomination. If the total pages for a nomination exceeds 8, then only the first 8 pages will be submitted to the jury for the award.
5. Nominating and seconding letters may be submitted by persons who are not members of the Division.

Note: These nomination instructions were revised on September 21, 2012, limiting the number of seconding letters to two and the total number of pages for the entire nomination package to eight.

For the 2015 Awards, nominations shall be sent no later than November 1, 2014 to:
Miquela Sena
Address: ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry
2019 Galisteo St., Bldg I-1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-820-0443; Fax: 505-989-1073

Contact:

ELIGIBILITY

1. Eligibility is not restricted to members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Nominees for the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education must, however, must have demonstrated excellence in teaching through at least five years at the time the award is presented.
2. Contributions by a candidate that have been recognized by a prior Divisional or ACS national award generally will not be considered by the jury for a Divisional award, especially if an award has been received within the past three years and within a similar area. This does not apply to the Award for Distinguished Service. Previous award winners for the divisional awards are listed below. The jury shall receive from its chairperson a list for each nominee of any such prior awards, their dates, and their citations.
3. Any candidate previously nominated for an award who was not chosen as the awardee will be considered for up to three additional years without further action by the nominator being required. The nomination papers need not be revised to meet the guidelines given above under "NOMINATIONS".

DEADLINES

All nominations must be received by November 1 of each year. They must be sent to the Division of Analytical Chemistry Office.
The immediate past chairperson of the Division shall in turn transmit the nominations to the chairpersons of the appropriate juries. Nominations that are unsuccessful will be retained for jury consideration for the following three years, but may be updated if the nominator wishes.

These rules are extracted and paraphrased from the complete guidelines, which are available from the Division Chair. However, they are sufficient to prepare a proper nomination for consideration by the appropriate award jury.

AWARD IN CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Advancing the field of chemical instrumentation through achievement of one or more of the following:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field.
- Demonstration of innovative use of instrumentation in chemical measurement.
- Stimulation of other researchers to use instrumentation in chemical measurement.
- Authorship of research papers or books that have had an influential role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
1955 - R. Bowling Barnes
1956 - Harold H. Washburn
1957 - Ralph H. Mueller
1958 - Maurice F. Hasler
1959 - Howard Cary
1960 - (No award given)
1961 - Marcel J. E. Golay
1962 - Howard K Schachman
1963 - Howard V. Malmstadt
1964 - Robert Homer Cherry
1965 - James N. Shoolery
1966 - Leonard T. Skeggs
1967 - Robert L. Bowman
1968 - J. Raynor Churchill
1969 - Dale J. Fisher
1970 - Norman D. Coggeshall
1971 - Fred W. McLafferty
1972 - Edward B. Baker
1973 - Jack W. Frazer
1974 - Christie G. Enke
1975 - Myron T. Kelley
1976 - (No award given)
1977 - (No award given)
1978 - James D. Winefordner
1979 - John P. Walters
1980 - Donald E. Smith
1981 - Jon Amy
1982 - Harry L. Pardue
1983 - Velmer A. Fassel
1984 - R. Graham Cooks
1985 - Gary M. Hieftje
1986 - Fred E. Lytle
1987 - Edward S. Yeung
1988 - Milos Novotny
1989 - M. Bonner Denton
1990 - Alan G. Marshall
1991 - Joel Harris
1992 - James W. Jorgensen
1993 - R. Samuel Houk
1994 - R. Mark Wightman
1995 - Richard Zare
1996 - Norman J. Dovichi
1997 - Donald Hunt
1998 - Milton L. Lee
1999 - Joseph Wang
2000 - John B. Fenn
2001 - Stanley Crouch
2002 - Jonathan Sweedler
2003 - J. Michael Ramsey
2004 - Daniel Jed Harrison
2005 - Lloyd M. Smith
2006 - Andrew Ewing
2007 - Scott McLuckey
2008 - Gary Horlick
2009 - Robert J. Cotter
2010 - Richard A. Mathies
2011 - Steven Soper
2012 - David Clemmer
2013 - Charles Wilkins
2014 - David Koppenal

J. CALVIN GIDDINGS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

Enhancing the personal and professional development of students in the study of analytical chemistry in one or more of the following ways:
- Authorship of an influential textbook for an analytical chemistry course.
- Design and implementation of a successful new approach to teaching analytical chemistry.
- Stimulation through teaching or research mentorship a significant number of students to become analytical chemists.
- Development and publication of innovative experiments.
- Design of improved equipment for teaching labs.
- Publication of widely quoted articles on teaching analytical chemistry. role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
1983 - Isaac M. Kolthoff
1984 - Howard V. Malmstadt
1985 - Lockhart B. Rogers
1986 - Herbert A. Laitinen
1987 - Henry Freiser
1988 - Gary D. Christian
1989 - Theodore R. Williams
1990 - Dennis G. Peters
1991 - Richard W. Ramette
1992 - Douglas A. Skoog
1993 - John P. Walters
1994 - Galen Ewing
1995 - James Winefordner
1996 - Stanley R. Crouch
1997 - William R. Heineman
1998 - Gary M. Hieftje
1999 - Thomas J. Wenzel
2000 - Harold M. McNair
2001 - Howard Strobel
2002 - James Taylor
2003 - Christie G. Enke
2004 - Theodore Kuwana
2005 - Frank A. Settle
2006 - Alanah Fitch
2007 - Cynthia K. Larive
2008 - Yinfa Ma
2009 - Daniel C. Harris
2010 - Lawrence W. Potts
2011 - Fred E. Lytle
2012 - George Wilson
2013 - Peter Carr
2014 - Joseph Gardella

AWARD IN SPECTROCHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Advancing the fields of spectrochemical analysis and optical spectrometry in one or more of the following:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field.
- Development of novel and important instrumentation.
- Elucidation of fundamental events or processes important to the field.
- Authorship of important research papers and/or books that have had an influential role in the development of the field. role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
1987 - James D. Winefordner
1988 - Velmer A. Fassel
1989 - Gary M. Hieftje
1990 - P. W. J. Boumans
1991 - John C. Wright
1992 - Jean Michel Mermet
1993 - Richard Keller
1994 - Sanford Asher
1995 - Michael Morris
1996 - Gary Horlick
1997 - Paul Bohn
1998 - David L. Allara
1999 - D. Bruce Chase
2000 - Joseph A. Caruso
2001 - M. Bonner Denton
2002 - Geri Richmond
2003 - Norman J. Dovichi
2004 - (no award given)
2005 - Raoul Kopelman
2006 - Mary Wirth
2007 - Robert Corn
2008 - Isiah M. Warner
2009 - John W. Olesik
2010 - Stephen Cramer
2011 - Tuan Vo-Dinh
2012 - R. Samuel Houk
2013 - David Walt
2014 - Tim Harris

AWARD IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Advancing the field of electrochemical analysis in one or more of the following:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field.
- Development of novel and important instrumentation.
- Elucidation of fundamental events or processes important to the field.
- Authorship of important research papers and/or books that have had an influential role in the development of the field. role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
1988 - Allen J. Bard
1989 - Ralph N. Adams
1990 - Royce W. Murray
1991 - Robert A. Osteryoung
1992 - Gary A. Rechnitz
1993 - Keith Oldham
1994 - Fred Anson
1995 - Theodore Kuwana
1996 - Janet G. Osteryoung
1997 - Stanley Bruckenstein
1998 - Stephen W. Feldberg
1999 - Michael Weaver
2000 - Richard L. McCreery
2001 - R. Mark Wightman
2002 - (no award given)
2003 - Mark E. Meyerhoff
2004 - Henry S. White
2005 - Erno Pretsch
2006 - Joseph Wang
2007 - Hector D. Abruna
2008 - Richard Crooks
2009 - James F. Rusling
2010 - Charles R. Martin
2011 - Dennis H. Evans
2012 - Joseph Hupp
2013 - Andrew Ewing
2014 - Debra Rolison

ARTHUR F. FINDEIS AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS BY A YOUNG ANALYTICAL SCIENTIST

Purpose. To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry by a young analytical scientist.

Rules of Eligibility. The awardee must have earned his or her highest degree within ten years of January 1 of the year of the award. Both the nationality of the young analytical scientist and the arena (e.g., academic, industrial, national laboratory) in which the contributions of the young analytical scientist have been made are unrestricted.

Evidence shall be presented for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has had an enabling impact upon analytical chemistry and has substantively advanced the field.
- Development of novel and important analytical methods or methodologies that have found significant beneficial applications in the chemical sciences.
- Elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in or important to analytical chemistry.
- Authorship of books, patents, and/or research papers that have had an influential role in the development of analytical chemistry.
- Other significant contributions to the furtherance of analytical chemical sciences role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
1996 - Jay K. Trautman
1997 - Jonathan Sweedler
1998 - Robert T. Kennedy
1999 - David E. Clemmer
2000 - Kimberly A. Prather
2001 - Sylvia Daunert
2002 - (no award given)
2003 - Stephan J. Stranick
2004 - David C. Muddiman
2005 - Jason B. Shear
2006 - Neil Kelleher
2007 - Garth J. Simpson
2008 - Laurie E. Locascio
2009 - John R. Engen
2010 - Christy L. Haynes
2011 - Joshua Coon
2012 - Aaron Wheeler
2013 - Ryan Bailey
2014 - Ben Garcia

AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

For an individual who through professional service in activities such as teaching, writing, research, and administration has substantially and uniquely enhanced the field of analytical chemistry.

[This is no longer a requirement, by action of the Executive Committee on March 14, 2011: Eligibility is restricted to individuals whose contributions have not been specifically recognized by another ACS of Division of Analytical Chemistry Award]

Nominations should present evidence for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:
- Enhance the positive perception of analytical chemistry in the public eye
- Foster the development of analytical chemistry research in academic institutions, government laboratories, or in private industries.
- Develop and implement programs that benefit the analytical community. These can be but are not limited to efforts within the Division of Analytical Chemistry or within the American Chemical Society
- Advance and promote the careers of analytical chemists in any area of employment
- Play a central role in improving the way analytical chemistry is practiced role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the Division's award ceremony (typically held at the ACS fall National Meeting each year) which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES:
1998 - Henry N. Blount, III
1999 - Wilbur D. (Dub) Shults
2000 - Roland F. Hirsch
2001 - Willie E. May
2002 - Donald Bly
2003 - Fred M. Hawkridge
2004 - Mary A. Kaiser
2005 - Frank A. Guthrie
2006 - Edwin 'Ted' Becker
2007 - Ray E. Clement
2008 - O. David Sparkman
2009 - Edward S. Yeung
2010 - Royce W. Murray
2011 - Ted Kuwana
2012 - Gary Hieftje
2013 - (no award given)
2014 - Chris Enke

AWARD FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATORS IN SEPARATION SCIENCE

To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer.

Rules of Eligibility: Nomination is open to young chemists or chemical engineers of any nationality from academia, industry, or national laboratories. The nominee must have earned his or her highest degree within ten years of January 1 of the year of the award. The award will be presented annually at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy in the year following announcement of the awardee.

Nominations should present evidence for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:
-Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation for separations
-Development of novel and important separation methods or methodologies
-Elucidation of theory or fundamental processes involved in seperations
-Other significant contributions to the furtherance of separation science role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

This Award consists of a plaque and $2500. The latter may be used to help defray travel expenses associated with the recipient's participation in the award ceremony which are not covered separately by the Division.

PREVIOUS AWARDEES
Note: The award is presented at the Pittsburgh Conference in the following year
2004 - Andre M. Striegel
2005 - Michael T. Bowser
2006 - Christopher Culbertson
2007 - Adam T. Woolley
2008 - Nelson Torto
2009 - Craig A. Aspinwall
2010 - Philip Britz-McKibbin
2011 - Jared L. Anderson
2012 - Kevin A. Schug

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****Graduate Fellowship Program


Purpose. To encourage basic research in the field of analytical chemistry, to promote the growth of analytical chemistry in academic institutions and industry, and to provide recognition of future leaders in the field of analytical chemistry.

Eligibility criteria. The applicant must be a full-time student working toward a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and must have completed the second year of graduate study by the time the fellowship period begins. The applicant's research supervisor must be a member of the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry and only one nomination per research supervisor will be accepted.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding research ability and accomplishment, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in analytical chemistry. Consequently, fellowships are normally awarded to students in their third or fourth years of graduate study when they have established a publication record.

For more information and to download application materials, please visit the fellowship website.


****Undergraduate Award Program


  • Undergraduate Award Recipients for 2014 2013 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

    Nominating information is sent to each eligible institution in late winter annually.
    For more information contact the Chair of the Undergraduate Award Committee:

    ****I. M. Kolthoff Enrichment Awards for Undergraduate Students


    Applications are invited for the 2014 I. M. Kolthoff Award for undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. The I.M. Kolthoff Award is given annually to deserving undergraduates who have done undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry, broadly defined, in celebration of the life and accomplishments of the late Professor Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, viewed by many as the father of modern analytical chemistry.

    The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for undergraduate students to present a poster on their undergraduate research this year at either PITTCON 2014 (March 2 - 6, 2014; Chicago, IL) or the Spring ACS National Meeting & Exposition (March 16-20; Dallas, TX). 2-3 awards will likely be made between the two meetings. Students presenting at the Spring ACS National Meeting are encouraged to present in the Analytical Division poster session.

    Preference will be given to undergraduate chemistry majors with strong academic records who have made significant research contributions in the analytical sciences for whom this would be their first national meeting presentation and who have access to limited other support mechanisms.

    Directions
    A completed application consists of the completed application form, a copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at either PITTCON 2014 or the Spring 2014 ACS National Meeting, and a nomination letter, written by the student's undergraduate research advisor. All applications and nomination letters must be submitted in electronic form to Professor Kim Frederick, Chair of the DAC Education Committee. The nomination letter should be submitted directly by the student's advisor via E-mail to Professor Kim Frederick. The subject line of the email should state "Letter of Recommendation on Behalf of [Student's Name] for Kolthoff Award." The deadline for submission of completed applications for the I.M. Kolthoff Award for consideration for the 2014 competition will be December 15, 2013. Please direct all questions to Kim Frederick.

    ****Pfizer Graduate Travel Awards in Analytical Chemistry

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Pfizer Graduate Travel Awards is no longer offered

    Recipients of the Pfizer Graduate Travel Award:


    For the Pittsburgh Conference in New Orleans in March 2008

    • Kyle C. Bantz, University of Minnesota
    • Jabulani R. Barber, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Andrew G. Chambers, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Holly A. Chambers, University of Tulsa
    • Christina Y. Hampton, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Christine M. Hebling, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Kady L. Krivos, University of Cincinnati

    For the Pittsburgh Conference in Chicago in February 2007
    • Kyle Cissell, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    • Stephanie DeKeyser, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Ayanna Jackson, Purdue University
    • Maura Mahar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Bryce Marquis. University of Minnesota
    • Shontell Wright, The University of Toledo

    For the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in September 2006:
    • Kelley Algernon, Louisiana State University
    • J. Ryan Bailey, Bucknell University
    • Stacie Eldridge, University of California, Riverside
    • Kimberly Denise Smith, Emory University

    For the ACS National Meeting in Atlanta in March 2006:
    • Matt Alexander, Idaho State University
    • Daisy-Malloy Hamburg, University of Cincinnati
    • Jacqueline Stair, University of Texas at Austin
    • Becky Treu, Saint Louis University
    • Yuping Williamson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    For the ACS National Meeting in Washington in August 2005:
    • John Carr, Northern Illinois University
    • Elizabeth Mansfield, University of Arizona

    For the ACS National Meeting in New York in September 2003:
    • Alayna Goetsch, Michigan State University
    • Matthew Miller, Michigan State University
    • Sunnie Myung, Indiana University
    • Damien Narcisse, Louisiana State University

    For the ACS National Meeting in Boston in August 2002:
    • Jesse Buch, University of Maryland
    • Michael Hurray, University of North Carolina
    • Bryan Ray, University of Wyoming
    • Jeffrey Stuart, University of Illinois
    • Jennifer Thomas, University of Cincinnati

    ****Support of Symposia at Regional ACS Meetings

    The Analytical Division has a speaker's fund to help support programming at the regional American Chemical Society meetings. Awards will generally be made to support a thematic symposium. Funds can be used to support travel expenses of an expert in the field who would not normally attend that particular regional meeting. It is expected that local speakers will then be included to fill out the symposium. Alternatively, funds can be requested to provide more modest levels of support to several speakers from the region. The Division will help regional planners identify possible speakers for symposia topics, if necessary. Applications for support are considered on a rolling basis until the yearly allocation of funds has been expended. There is no formal application process. Anyone interested in applying for an award should contact by email to discuss the nature of the symposium and the funds that are needed to help support the program.



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