Past Awardees

2020-Sara E. Skrabalak, Indiana University , “ Multimetallic Nanomaterials by Design” “From Honeycombs, Spider Webs, and Snowflakes to Stellated Metals: Symmetry in Nature and Nanomaterials”
2019-Bruce Armitage, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh , “Fluorescence Imaging Reagents Based on RNA Aptamers, Synthetic Polymers and Fluorogenic Cyanine Dyes” “DNA Nanotechnology: When Encoding the Genome Just Isn’t Enough”
2018-T.V. RajanBabu, The Ohio State University , “Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis Using Feedstocks” “Serendipity Still Rules and Conjectures Matter. From Group Transfer Polymerization to Ethylene Fixation”
2017-Kenneth S. Suslick, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign , “Inside a Collapsing Bubble: Sonoluminescence and Sonochemistry” “The Optoelectronic Nose: An Adventure in Molecular Recognition”
2016-Ivan J. Dmochowski, The University of Pennsylvania , “The Transformative Potential of Xenon for Biomolecular Imaging” “New Photochemical Probes for Breakthroughs in Biomedicine”
2015-Todd D. Kraus, The University of Rochester , “Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Robust and Efficient Solar Hydrogen Production” “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: When Size Matters”
2014-Sunil Saxena, The University of Pittsburgh , “Measurement of Protein Structure and Dynamics by Pulsed ESR Dipolar Measurements” “Protein-DNA Specificity Determinants by Pulsed ESR Spectroscopy”
2013-Mahdi Muhammad Abu-Omar, University of California, Santa Barbara , “Catalyst Design via Understanding the Kinetics of Olefin Polymerization” “The Path Forward to Making Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals from Biomass”
2012-Melanie S. Sanford, The University of Michigan , “C-H Bond Functionalization in Organic Synthesis” “More Environmentally Friendly Routes to Chemicals and Fuels through Catalysts”
2011-Anne B. McCoy, The University of Wisconsin , “How a Single Solvating Molecule Facilitates Long-Range Electron Transfer and Other Examples of how Small Systems can be used to Investigate Larger Questions” “Puzzling Protons: Surprising Properties of Protonated Molecules and Clusters”
2010-Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Northwestern University , “From Nano-ions to Functional Nano-materials” “The Wired Universe of Organic Chemistry”
2009-Matthew Platz, The Ohio State University , “Ultrafast Time Resolved Studies of Reactive Intermediates” “Development of a Photochemical Technology to Reduce Pathogens in Platelet Transfusions”
2008-Tobin Marks, Northwestern University , “Invention of Highly Selective Organo-f-Element Centered Catalytic Transformations. Mechanism and Selectivity” Constructing Unconventional Organic, Organometallic, and Inorganic Electronic Circuitry by Self-Assembly Processes”
2007-Robert G. Bergman, University of California at Berkeley , “Selective Organic and Organometallic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems” “Irreproducibility in the Scientific Literature: How Often do Scientists Tell the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth?”
2006-Thomas B. Rauchfuss, The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana , “Iron Carbonyl Comes to Life: Recent Research on the Fe-Hydrongenase” “Energy Processing: Simplicity and Complexity, but Always Chemistry”
2005-Paul von Ragué Schleyer, The University of Georgia , “A New World of Chemical Structures” Planar Hypercoordinate Carbon” “The Conversion of an Experimental Chemist 1955-2005”
2004-Kendall N. Houk, University of California, Los Angeles , “Pericyclic Reactions and Competing Diradical Processes: Mechanisms, Polymerization Initiation, and Synthetic Applications” “Computational Chemistry: A Companion to Experiment”
2003-Peter Wipf, University of Pittsburgh , “Combinational Chemistry, From Tools to Technologies”
2002-Douglas C. Neckers, Bowling Green State University , “Recent Advances in Photopolymerization”
2001-Nicholas J. Turro, Columbia University , “Photochemistry in Nanoscopic Reactors. Put a Surface and a Spin on Supramoecular Photoreactions” “Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Found: Science Extraordinary and Science Pathological”
2000-Anthony M. Trozzolo, University of Notre Dame. , “Photochromic Aziridines – The Odyssey of Ylides that Curl Up and Die” “Origins of Modern Photochemistry in Italy: A Lot of Bologna”
1999-Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology , “Polymer Synthesis Using the Olefin Metathesis Reaction”