NJ ACS administers seven annual or biennial awards to recognize the
contributions from its members and to promote the advancement of
The Lifetime Achievement Award
recognizes a North Jersey chemist or chemical engineer over fifty
years of age for conspicuous achievements in chemistry, not heretofore
recognized by any major scientific award.
The Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award
is given to a US-based
chemist under forty years of age, for outstanding accomplishments
in pure or applied chemistry. It has a long and distinguished
history and is one of the few influential national awards administered
by a local ACS section.
The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis
is presented to an individual who has demonstrated
broad scoping impact in the areas of chemical synthesis, method
development, bio-organic/medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences,
and/or molecular recognition.
The Sr. Marian José Smith Excellence in Education Award
is given to a professor in
North Jersey for inspiring students and launching them on successful
careers in chemistry.
The Burton C Belden Distinguished Service Award
recognizes a member of the North Jersey Section for conspicuous
service to the Section.
The Pro-Bono Award
is presented to a member
of the Section who does not hold an elective office of the Section,
and who participated for at least five years in the management of
affairs of the Section with dedication and noticeable success.
The latest addition to the Section's awards is
The Freddie and Ada Brown Award
which recognizes and encourages high achieving middle-school and
high-school students of African American and Native American
heritage to further develop their academic skills, with views on
careers in the chemical sciences.
There are links below for nomination forms for many of the awards.
For more information on these
awards and to submit a nomination, please contact
Michael Miller,Awards Committee Chair,
Recognize someone now by nominating them for an award !
For more information about any of these awards,
please contact Jiwen Chen
The Sr. Marian José Smith
Award for Excellence in Education
This award is given to a professor from a degree granting
Institution in the North Jersey Section for inspiring students
and launching them on successful careers in chemistry as
manifested by their accomplishments. Awardees are nominated
biennially (even years) by their former students and receive a
$1,000 prize and a recognition plaque. This award was established
in 1993 and is funded by Hoffmann LaRoche Company.
Congratulations to the 2008 recipient, Dr. Wyatt Murphy from Seton Hall University.
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1994 Ulrich P. Strauss, Rutgers New Brunswick
1996 Daniel Huchital, Seton Hall Univ.
1998 Frank Jordan, Rutgers Univ. Newark
2000 Wilma K. Olson, Rutgers New Brunswick
2002 Robert A. Moss, Rutgers New Brunswick
2004 Richard Mendelsohn, Rutgers Newark
2006 Raymond Baylouny, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2008 Wyatt Murphy, Seton Hall University
The Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is given to a North Jersey chemist or chemical engineer over fifty years of age for conspicuous achievements in chemistry, not heretofore recognized by any major scientific award. Awardees are nominated biennially (odd years) by public advertising and receive a $1,000 prize and a recognition plaque. This award was established in 1993 and is funded by the Novartis Corporation.
Nominations are now
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Deadline was March 15, 2011.
Submissions by US Mail or email.
Nomination form and guidelines are here:
Congratulations to the 2009 recipient, Dr. Waleed Danho!
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1993 Peter J. Canterino
1995 Ti-Kang Kwei
1997 Edwin Chandross
1999 Donald Murphy
2001 Edward J.J. Grabowski
2003 Jefferson Tilley, Hoffman-LaRoche
2005 Ulf-H Dolling, Merck 2007 Dr. Roger Prince 2009 Dr. Waleed Danho
Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award
This award is given to a US-based chemist under forty years of
age, for accomplishments in pure and industrial chemistry. Awardees
from public advertising biennially (odd years) and
receive a $5,000 prize and a gold plated medal. This award was
established in 1945 and is funded by the Union Carbide Corporation.
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Current & Past Recipients
1945 Edwin Richard Gilliland
1947 Paul John Flory
1949 Eugene G. Rochow
1951 Lewis Hastings Sarett
1953 Leo Brewer
1955 Robert Burns Woodward
1957 Bruno Hasbrouck Zimm
1959 Carl Djerassi
1961 Gilbert Stork
1963 F. Albert Cotton
1965 Eugere E. Van Tamelen
1967 George A. Olah
1969 Ronald Breslow
1971 Stuart Alan Rice
1973 Willis H. Flygare
1975 Christopher S. Foote
1977 Angelo A. Lamola
1979 Roy G. Gordon
1981 Barry M. Trost
1983 Henry F. Schaefer III
1985 Alexander Pines
1987 Ben S. Freiser
1989 David A. Dixon
1991 Jacqueline K. Barton
1993 Stuart Lee Schreiber
1995 Charles M. Lieber
1997 James W. Cowan
1999 Eric N. Jacobsen
2001 Chad Mirkin
2003 John F. Hartwig
2005 Younan Xia
2007 John Rogers
2009 Colin Nuckolls
Burton C. Belden Distinguished Service Award
This award is given to a member of the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society for conspicuous service to Section. Awardees are nominated biennially (even years) by the Section and receive a $200 prize and a recognition plaque. This award was established in 1978 and is funded by the North Jersey Section. Congratulations to the 2006 recipient, Bill Suits.
May 17, 2006 Award Presentation
Dr. Les McQuire (left) presenting Bill Suits with the
2006 NJACS Burton C. Belden Distinguished Service Award
1978 Burton C Belden
1980 Albert Meyer
1982 Joseph B. Hyman
1984 Paul V. Smith
1986 Sister Marian José Smith
1988 Samual Gerber
1990 W. Lincoln Hawkins
1992 Dorit L. Noether
1994 Richard W. J. Carney
1996 Joseph M. O’Connor
1998 George Heinze
2000 Malcolm Sturchio
2001 Dorothy Lehmkuhl
2004 Maureen Chan
2006 Bill Suits
Pro Bono Award
This award recognizes any member of the Section who does not hold an elective office of the Section, but who may be elected members of Topical Groups, etc. and who participated for at least five years in the management of affairs of the Section with dedication and noticeable success. The award consists of a recognition plaque and will be presented at the annual Section Awards Banquet. Congratulations to the 2007 recipient, Joseph Bozzelli of NJIT.
May 2007 Award Presentation
(Right to left) Sue Fahreholtz (NJACS SEED Chair),
Joseph Bozzelli (NJACS Pro Bono Awardee), Carole Bozzelli
Current & Past Recipients
Maghar S. Manhas
Sanjay V. Malhotra
The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis
A new Section Award mechanism has been established: The Award for Creativity in Molecular Design and Synthesis.The 2006 Award recipient is Professor Samuel Danishefsky. The Award is given in recognition of accomplishment in pure or applied chemistry, as characterized by the initiative, creativeness, leadership, and perseverance of the individual and indicated by published or unpublished evidence. “Accomplishment” for the purpose of this Award is understood to be that of a world renown leader of unusual merit, with an emphasis on an individual who has demonstrated broad scoping impact in the areas of chemical synthesis, method development, bio-organic/medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and/or molecular recognition.
This Award now becomes the sister Award to the Section’s Baekeland Award. This is an inaugural Award which has been established by the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society and is sponsored by Rutgers University and the major pharmaceutical companies (Bristol- Myers Squibb, Merck, Schering-Plough, and Roche) throughout New Jersey.
Mass Spectroscopy Awards
NJACS-MSDG sponsors five awards for the promotion of mass spectrometry in the greater New Jersey region. (including New York , Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware).
New Jersey Regional Award for Achievements in Mass Spectrometry
New Jersey Early Career Award in Mass Spectrometry
New Jersey Distinguished Service Award in Mass Spectrometry
NJACS-MSDG Student Travel Award
NJACS-MSDG Distinguished Lectureship
National Awards given to North Jersey Section Members
Margaret Wu received the 2007 ACS Industrial Chemistry Award
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63rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference at the College of St. Elizabeth
The Sixty-Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference organized
by the College of St. Elizabeth Student Chapter of the ACS and their
advisor, Sister Marion José Smith occurred on Friday April
29, 2011. The event was held at the College of St. Elizabeth in
Florham Park, NJ. Eight undergraduate students from four different
universities were hosted by the College of St. Elizabeth Chemical
Society as they presented their research for an audience of students
and faculty from the North Jersey area. The three judges, Dr. Anne
Kelly (BMS), Dr. Allen Jones (ACS Trenton Section) and Mr. Bill
Suits (ACS North Jersey Section) were presented with a tough decision
as they judged the student presentations and selected the top three
undergraduate students. Each presenter represented their university
and gave sight to the remarkable research opportunities students
in the North Jersey Section are provided with.
First Place and the Jean Asell Duranna Award was awarded to Ms.
Beatrice Markiewicz from Fairleigh Dickinson University who was
mentored by Dr. Alexey Teslja, for her research conducted at the
Brookhaven National Laboratory during the summer of 2010. Her
impressive presentation was based on her research investigating
Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy.
Mr. Robert Perkins from Fairleigh Dickinson University was awarded
with the second place award for his presentation based on the
binding/staining effects of cresyl violet on nucleic acid molecules.
His notable research was conducted under the direction of Dr. Amber
The third place award went to Ms. Jessica G. Dickinson for her
presentation on her research accomplished also at Fairleigh Dickinson
University under the advisement of Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois.
Jessica presented her research on HPLC analysis of protein structure
The award certificates were formally presented to the selected
student presenters at the North Jersey Section's Annual Awards
Dinner held on Tuesday May 17, 2011 in Lenfell Hall on the Fairleigh
Dickinson University campus in Madison, NJ.
Award Winners and Judges
Research Conference winners and judges:
Dr. Anne Kelly, Jessica Dickinson, Robert Perkins and Beatrice Markiewicz.
William Suits and Dr. Allen Jones
Photos from the NJ-ACS Awards Banquet on May 17, 2009
1. Dr Gary Munk (center) from the Hackensack Medical
Center, receives the Pro Bono Award from Sue Fahrenholtz and John Penna
2. Dr. Ara Kahyaoglu from Bergenfield HS receives the
Edward J. Merrill Award for Excellence in HS Chemistry Teaching
from NoJACS secretary Bettyann Howson
3. Dr. Burkehard Wagner receives the NoJACS Pro Bono
Award from Chairperson Joseph Potenza and John Penna
4. Dr. Richard Moog (center) from Franklin and Marshall
received the Harvey Russell Award for Service to Chemical Education
from John Penna and Bettyann Howson
5. Elizabeth Matuszak recieves the NoJACS Pro Bono
Award from Diane Krone and John Penna
6. Itsaso Murua from NJIT, ACS Student Research
Conference Awardee and her advisor Joseph Bozelli
7. Dr. Waleed Danho (center) from Roche receives the
NoJACS Lifetime Achievement Award from 2009 Awards Chair Jiwen Chen with
nominator Dr Jefferson Tilley
8. Dr. Waleed Danho, Lifetime Achievement Awardee 2009,
with a few of the his Roche co-workers at the ACS Awards Dinner
9. Marc Lindner from FDU, ACS Student Research Conference
Awardee and his advisor Gloria Anderle
Professor Danishefsky, Organizing Committee, and Speakers
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Banquet Dinner - Award Symposium Participants
Award Presentation: Dr. Hunt, Professor Danishefsky, and Dr. Miller
Sarah Danishefsky, Samuel Danishefsky, and Michael Miller
OUTSTANDING STUDENT AFFILIATE CHAPTERS
The ACS Society Committee on Education (SOCED) selects student affiliate chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of their programs and activities as described in their annual reports. Awards are classified as outstanding, commendable, and honorable mention. Chapters that do not qualify for these awards receive a certificate of achievement for meritorious service.
Recognition plaques will be presented to these chapters during the 231st ACS national meeting in Atlanta on March 26, 2006. For each of the outstanding, commendable, and honorable chapters, the award-winning institution, chapter president and report writer, and faculty advisers are listed here.
Current 2006 Recipients
College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J.
Sr. Marian José Smith
Rutgers, State U of New Jersey,
New Brunswick, Piscataway
William Paterson U of New Jersey, Wayne