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ACS Awards and ACS Fellows

There are multiple awards run by the American Chemical Society that are relevant to PMSE and its members.  The ACS National Awards program is designed to encourage the advancement of chemistry in all its branches, to support research in chemical science and industry, and to promote the careers of chemists.

These awards are run by American Chemical Society National Awards Program.  Details, nominations, and announcements, and sponsorship opportunities should be routed to the Program Contact for further information.

ACS National Awards Program Contact

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (800)227-5558, ext. 4575

ACS Awards of Interest

ACS Award for Creative Invention

Purpose: To recognize a single inventor for the successful application of research in chemistry and/or chemical engineering that contributes to the material prosperity and happiness of people.

ACS Award for Team Innovation

Purpose: To highlight the value and importance of technical teams and teamwork to the chemical and allied industries by recognizing a multidisciplinary team for successfully moving an innovative idea to a product in commercial use now.

ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the science or technology of plastics, coatings, polymer composites, adhesives, and related fields.

ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to chemical research in the industrial context. Significant creative contribution to chemistry in any field of chemical, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical, or biochemical research is appropriate.

ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry

Purpose: This award recognizes outstanding fundamental contributions and achievements in the field of polymer chemistry.

ACS Award in Surface Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize distinguished services in the advancement of surface chemistry.

ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials

Purpose: To recognize and encourage creative work in the chemistry of materials.

List of Current ACS Fellows in PMSE

A subset of PMSE members are also ACS Fellows, which was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society.  More information on the ACS Fellows program can be found at  A full list of ACS Fellows in PMSE can be found at the following link.

A list of PMSE members which are ACS Fellows is maintained on the PMSE Fellows page.