The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective chemists, …
ACS Catalysis Lectureship Award
ACS Catalysis Lectureship Award for the Advancement of Catalytic Science honors an individual or a collaborative team for recent and significant contributions to the field, which appeared as a publication in ACS Catalysis within the last three calendar years. The lectureship recognizes a publication that provides a distinctive, creative, and impactful contribution to catalysis science. Special consideration will be given to early-career researchers as well as to the originality and impact of the article on the field of catalysis as a whole. For more information see the 2023 editorial entitled “Changes to the 2024 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Awards” by Cathleen Crudden, Editor-in-Chief of ACS Catalysis.
Sponsorship of the ACS Catalysis Lectureship:
The ACS Divisions of Organic Chemistry (starting with the 2024 award) and Catalysis Science and Technology (CATL) (since 2012) are partnering with ACS Catalysis to provide the award
Nature of the Award:
The corresponding author of the recognized article will receive 1) an award plaque (separate plaques if two corresponding authors); complimentary registration for ACS Fall meeting; 3) travel funds (US$2,500) to attend and present at the ACS Fall National Meeting. Note: If two corresponding authors are to be recognized, the honorarium and travel funds will be split between them.
- Self nominations are welcome and encouraged.
- Nominated articles must have been published in ACS Catalysis within the corresponding 3 calendar years either in an issue or ASAP. (i.e. for the 2024 award the work must have appeared in 2021, 2022 or 2023).
- Nominees’ work must be in the area of homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, or biocatalysis/enzymology. In the nomination, select which area is the best fit for the publication being recognized. Each publication being nominated will be judged in only one of the three areas.
- Multiple articles by the same author(s) may be nominated, though separately.
- Team nominations will be limited to two principal team members, who are corresponding authors on the work being recognized.
- The following individuals are ineligible to be considered: Current ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief and Deputy Editors, Executive Editors, Associate Editors, and Topic Editors; Elected officers of the CATL and ORGN Divisions; Members of the awards’ selection committee
Nominations and Additional Info:
Nomination Deadline: December 31, 2023
- 2023 – Molecular/homogeneous catalysis: Mary Watson, University of Delaware
- 2022 – Heterogeneous Catalysis: Eranda Nikolla, Wayne State University
- 2021 – Biocatalysis or enzymology: Thomas Ward, University of Basel
- 2020 – Homogeneous or Molecular catalysis: Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 2019 – Heterogeneous catalysis: Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos and E. Charles H. Sykes, Tufts University
- 2018 – Biocatalysis: Nicholas Turner, The University of Manchester
- 2017 – Paul Chirik
- 2016 – Matthias Beller
- 2015 – Morris Bullock and Daniel Dubois
- 2014 – Suljo Linic
- 2013 – John Hartwig
- 2012 – Alan Goldman
Organic Process Research & Development Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award
The Organic Process Research & Development Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award will be awarded to the research team behind an outstanding article published in an issue of OPR&D in that demonstrates creativity and impact in the field of process chemistry and related disciplines associated with reaction scale-up. Special consideration will be given to early-career researchers as well as to the originality and impact of the article. For more information, see the Editorial for the Inaugural OPR&D Lectureship Award
Sponsorship of the Organic Process Research & Development Publication Award:
The award is sponsored by Organic Process Research & Development and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.
Nature of the Award:
The corresponding author of the recognized article will receive an 1) an award plaque, 2) an honorarium of US $2,000, 3) Registration and funding for travel and accommodations to attend and present at the upcoming National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS)
- Nominated articles must have been published in Organic Process Research & Development within the corresponding calendar year either in an issue or ASAP.
- Self-nominations are welcome.
- For the purpose of this award, “early career researcher” is defined as anyone no more than 10 years from the start of an independent academic, industry, or other research position. Anyone who has taken an official leave of absence may subtract that time from the limit.
- Current ACS Publications Editors-in-Chief, Deputy Editors, Executive Editors, Senior Editors, Associate Editors, and Topic Editors, and any serving selection committee member for this award are ineligible
Nominations and Additional Info:
See the 2024 Award Page (for publications in 2023). The nomination deadline is December 31, 2023
- 2023 – Jason Stevens and Colleagues at Bristol Myers Squibb for “Leveraging High-Throughput Experimentation to Drive Pharmaceutical Route Invention: A Four-Step Commercial Synthesis of Branebrutinib (BMS-986195)“
(These individuals were recognized at the 2023 NOS)
- Cecilia Bottecchia, Dan Lehnherr, and colleagues at Merck & Co. for “Kilo-Scale Electrochemical Oxidation of a Thioether to a Sulfone: A Workflow for Scaling up Electrosynthesis”
- Andrew Parsons and colleagues at Amgen for “Development of a Commercial Manufacturing Process for Sotorasib, a First-in-Class KRASG12C Inhibitor”
- James I. Murray, Liang Zhang, and colleagues at Amgen for “Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigations to Enable a Key Suzuki Coupling for Sotorasib Manufacture─What a Difference a Base Makes”
- Jennifer M. Elward at GlaxoSmithKline and colleagues for “Impact of Phosphine Featurization Methods in Process Development”
The Organic Division requests nominations for the Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to ACS …
The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2020 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dennis A. Dougherty from the California Institute of Technology Professor Dougherty will Present his award address at the Fall 2020, ACS National Meeting held August 16-20 in San Francisco, CA More 2020 ACS National …
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 2019 Leete Award has been bestowed upon Neil Garg, the Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Established in 1995, the Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and …
The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective …
The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dieter Seebach from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich Professor Seebach will Present his award address at the Fall 2019, 258th ACS National Meeting held August 25-29 in San Diego, CA More …
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Cynthia A. Maryanoff, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Foundation Distinguished Professor and Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute Professor of Drug Delivery – the winner of the 2018 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award. The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Presented …
Photos from the 2017 Cope Awards Symposium are now available from the Arthur C. Cope Award page or the 2017 Cope Photos page