ACS Physical Chemistry Division Senior Award in Theoretical Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions in theoretical chemistry

Nature: The recipient will receive a plaque and will be invited to the next Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (TSTC), which are held every other summer, starting in 2009. At that meeting, he/she will present a plenary lecture and receive the award. The TSTC will pay up to $1,500 to cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses for the Award winner while at the TSTC. The recipient will also be invited to present his/her work at the fall ACS meeting that immediately follows the announcement of the award. In addition, the Division will pay up to $1,500 to cover the travel, lodging, and meal expenses for the award winner while at that ACS meeting. The winner will also be invited to the Sunday evening dinner following the PHYS Executive Committee meeting.

Eligibility: Eligibility is restricted to Physical Chemistry Division members who, at the time of the nomination, have not yet won a national award from a scientific society that is based on the nominee’s scientific accomplishments. Members of the National Academy of Science are also ineligible, but fellowship in a professional society is not considered a national award in this context. The intent of this award is to recognize a top-notch mid- or senior-career scientist who is a key player in the physical chemistry community with a long history of exemplary research contributions but not a commensurate level of national or international recognition. At the time of the nomination, currently serving members of the PHYS Division Executive Committee in any capacity, including subdivisions and councilors as well as individuals who are up for election to these positions], are ineligible for nomination for this award until after their term of service.

Sponsor: PHYS Division and the Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry

Established in 2008, updated in 2019, revised in 2021.

Contact: acspchem@vt.edu

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