Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award
Purpose. To recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community.
Nature. The award consists of $3,000 and a plaque. The award will be presented no more than biennially at the Fall executive committee dinner in even-numbered years. Travel expenses to attend the national meeting will also be provided.
Establishment. The award was established in 1994 with financial help from the Bayer Corporation's Pharmaceutical Division, located in West Haven, CT, and Bayer's Polymer and Materials Divisions, located in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2007, The award was endowed by the Midwest Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry Consortium with a supporting contribution from the Division of Organic Chemistry. The winner of this award and of the Leete Award are the only two awards actually selected by the Organic Division.
Rules of Eligibility. Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to the American Chemical Society and/or the Organic Chemistry Division, including significant accomplishments in the management and function of the ACS that impact the environment of organic chemistry, leadership and innovation in the Division, and conspicuous service on behalf of organic chemists are appropriate considerations.
Nominations. Nominations should emphasize the candidate's service contributions. The nomination letter (2 pages max, with minimum font size 11pt), seconding letters (up to five, 1 page each, with minimum font size 11pt), and the candidate's C.V. should be submitted as a single PDF file via the online form (please name the PDF file with the candidate's name (for example: JohnSmith-GassmanNomination.pdf).
Deadline: The due date for the 2016 award nominations will be due in late March 2016.
About Paul G. Gassman (1935-1993)
Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award Winners Year Awardee University 2014 Amos B. Smith, III University of Pennsylvania 2012 Franklin A. Davis Temple University 2010 Peter Stang University of Utah 2008 Carl R. Johnson Wayne State University 2006 Ronald C. Breslow Columbia University 2004 Clayton H. Heathcock University of California, Berkeley 2002 William R. Roush University of Michigan 2000 Peter Beak University of Illinois 1998 Michael P. Doyle University of Maryland 1996 Norman A. LeBel Wayne State University 1994 Nelson Leonard University of Illinois