JPC/PHYS Awards:

JPC and PHYS Division Lectureship Awards

The Journal of Physical Chemistry and PHYS Division Lectureship Awards honor the contributions of investigators who have made major impacts on the field of physical chemistry in the research areas associated with each section of the journal – JPC A, JPC B, and JPC C. Nominations are considered collectively then assigned to one of the three awards:

• The Journal of Physical Chemistry A award honors an investigator in the areas of molecules, clusters, and aerosols.

• The Journal of Physical Chemistry B award honors an investigator in the areas of biophysics, biomaterials, liquids, and soft matter.

• The Journal of Physical Chemistry C award honors an investigator in the areas of energy, materials, and catalysis.

Each 2022 Winner will Receive: An award plaque, An honorarium of US$1,500, Up to US$1,500 in travel and accommodations funding to attend and present at ACS Fall 2023

Eligibility:  Nominations are open to physical chemists, chemical engineers, and all researchers of any nationality involved in physical chemistry research from academia, industry, or national laboratories. Nominees must have authored or co-authored at least five articles in The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, B, C, and/or Letters during their research career. Nominees must be no more than 10 years from receipt of Ph.D. or highest degree. Anyone who has taken an official leave of absence may subtract that time from the limit. Winners must be members or affiliates of the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry.

The following individuals are ineligible to be considered: Previous winners of either this award or the PHYS Early-Career Division award, Current ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief, Deputy Editors, Executive Editors, Senior Editors, Associate Editors, and Topic Editors, Officers of the PHYS Division Executive Committee during the given award year, Any serving selection committee member for this award

Additional Information: Nominees may be considered for more than one award, but can only receive one of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Lectureship Awards in a given year. Nominees may apply for both this award and the PHYS Early-Career Division Award, but cannot win both. If you have questions, please send them to w_aumiller@acs.org. Before making a nomination, you must get the nominee’s consent to share information about them as part of the nomination process. This is necessary for the American Chemical Society, ACS Publications, and the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry to comply with laws and rules around the processing of personal data.

Nomination Process: Nominations are run by the Journal of Physical Chemistry. They typically open in November and close sometime in January.  An email is sent and/or check http://phys-acs.org for updates. 

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Theory Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

Submit: 1-page research description, 2 page CV, nomination letter from the research advisor. Submit all documents as a single pdf named according to the student’s name as LastnameFirstname.pdf   Send nomination to acs.theory.subdivision@gmail.com

Eligible students must be members of the ACS PHYS Division and receive their PhD during or after 2022. JOIN ACS PHYS

Finalists will be invited to present their work at an upcoming ACS meeting. 

Deadline: June 30th.

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Experimental Subdivision of the Division of Physical Chemistry Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

Submit: 1-page research description, 2 page CV, nomination letter from the research advisor. Submit all documents as a single pdf named according to the student’s name as LastnameFirstname.pdf   Send nominations to acs.expt.subdivision@gmail.com

Eligible students must be members of the ACS PHYS Division and receive their PhD during or after 2022. JOIN ACS PHYS

Finalists will be invited to present their work at an upcoming ACS meeting. 

Deadline: June 30th.

Contact: acspchem@vt.edu

Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Note that nominations from previous years do not carry over.