Koch Graduate Student Travel Award

Theodore A. Koch Graduate Student Travel Award

Theodore A. Koch
The Catalysis Club of Philadelphia (CCP) is pleased to announce establishment of a new student award in honor of Dr. Theodore A. Koch (1925 – 2014). The award comprises travel funds up to $1000 to assist a deserving student to attend a scientific conference and present his / her research. The inaugural award will be granted during the 2015-16 academic year. A call for applications will be announced before October 2015.
A Past Chair of the CCP and employee of DuPont, Koch was widely recognized as an innovator in the science and application of catalysis. Notable technical accomplishments in Koch’s career included developing a new catalyst for nitrous oxide destruction (an ozone-depletion byproduct from Nylon manufacture), development of a new process for hydrogen cyanide manufacture and improvements to many polymer intermediates processes. Koch received the Award for Excellence in Catalytic Science and Technology from the Catalysis Club of Philadelphia in 1994 and the Lavoisier Medal for Technical Excellence from DuPont in 1998. Ted always strived to grow and develop young scientists and this travel award is a small effort to continue his legacy of believing in the next generation of scientists.

Past Recipients of the Award

2015 Alex Mironenko