The Catalysis Club of Chicago is pleased to announce that Prof. W. Nicholas Delgass (Maxine Spencer Nichols Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University) is the recipient of the 2013 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis. This Award is given to recognize Prof. Delgass’ outstanding contributions to catalyst characterization, reaction and catalyst chemistry, and advanced catalyst design. Prof. Delgass first introduced the applications of Mössbauer spectra and XPS to the catalysis community.
Prof. Delgass has served on the editorial boards of leading catalysis journals such as Journal of Catalysis and as chairs for international catalysis conferences. He is a gifted teacher, winning the Purdue School of Chemical Engineering Teaching Awarding for seven times. Prof. Delgass has been invited to give more than 190 lectures on national and international scientific meetings. He has published over 160 publications.
The award includes an honorarium ($1,000) and a plaque. Prof. Delgass will receive this Award during the Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium on May 7, 2013 at BP Research Center (Naperville, IL). Prof. Delgass will deliver the Award address at the Symposium.
Previous recipients of the Herman Pines Award
1999 Harold Kung (Northwestern University)
2000 John Monnier (Eastman Chemical)
2001 Lanny Schmidt (University of Minnesota)
2002 James Brazdil (BP)
2003 James Dumesic (University of Wisconsin)
2004 Alak Bhattacharyya (BP)
2005 Israel Wachs (Lehigh University)
2006 Jeffrey Miller (BP)
2007 Chunshan Song (Pennsylvania State University)
2008 Aleksey Yezerets (Cummins)
2009 Tobin Marks (Northwestern University)
2010 James Rekoske (UOP)
2011 Jingguang Chen (University Delaware)
2012 Stuart Soled (ExxonMobil)
Sponsored by UOP and the Catalysis Club of Chicago
The Catalysis Club of Chicago is soliciting nominations for the Herman Pines Award 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 co-sponsored by UOP, where Herman Pines began his industrial career in 1930 and amassed 145 US patents, and by the Catalysis Club of Chicago of which Herman Pines was a founding member.
The Award will be presented at the 2012 Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium and consists of a plaque, a cash award of $1,000 and reimbursement for travel and lodging as a plenary speaker at the Spring Symposium.
The nominee must meet the following criteria:
- Great achievements of catalysis research in the past five years
- For year 2012, the award will be given to an Industrial researcher
- Active member in catalysis community
- A resident of North America
Deadline for nomination is February 29, 2012. Nomination should describe the specific work for which the nominee should be recognized. Complete curriculum vitae with letters of support for the nominee must be included in the nomination, together with the description of work.
Letters of nomination and supporting documentation must be sent by February 29, 2012 as a single PDF document to:
President – The Catalysis Club of Chicago (2011–2012)
UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company
Des Plaines, IL 60017
List of past award recipients of the Herman Pines Award:
- 1999 Prof. Harold Kung – Northwestern University
- 2000 Dr. John Monnier – Eastman Chemical Company
- 2001 Prof. Lanny Schmidt – University of Minnesota
- 2002 Dr. James Brazdil – BP
- 2003 Prof. James Dumesic – University of Wisconsin
- 2004 Dr. Alak Bhattacharyya – BP
- 2005 Prof. Israel Wachs – Lehigh University
- 2006 Dr. Jeff Miller – BP
- 2007 Prof. Chunshan Song – Pennsylvania State University
- 2008 Dr. Aleksey Yezerets – Cummins Inc.
- 2009 Prof. Tobin Marks – Northwestern University
- 2010 Dr. James Rekoske – UOP
- 2011 Prof. Jingguang Chen – University of Delaware
Prof. Jingguang Chen (Claire D. LeClaire Professor at the University of Delaware) is the recipient of Catalysis Club of Chicago’s 2011 Herman Pines Award. The Award is presented annually to recognize an individual who has made significant contribution to catalysis in either fundamental research or industrial processes. The award includes a plaque, an honorarium of $1000 and travel reimbursement as a plenary speaker at 2011 Catalysis Club of Chicago Spring Symposium. The award will be presented during the symposium at BP Research Center (Naperville, IL) on May 19, 2011.
Professor Jingguang Chen is a world leader in surface science studies of carbide and bimetallic catalysts and their industrial applications. He has made great leaps toward closing the long standing, well-known materials and pressure gaps in heterogeneous catalysis that are essential to convert fundamental surface science studies into industrial practice. This has been achieved by a unique combination of surface science, theoretical modeling, catalysis and in-situ reactor studies leading to the development of novel concepts and catalytic materials for a wide range of chemical reactions. In parallel, Prof. Chen has excelled in a variety of leadership roles to advance surface science and catalysis. He has published over 200 papers in various catalysis and surface science journals and written critical reviews for several leading review journals, including Chemical Reviews and Surface Science Reports. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 16 United States Patents. As an indication of his high visibility, he has given over two hundred invited and keynote lectures.