The Robert K. Grasselli Award for Catalysis

The Robert K. Grasselli Award for Catalysis aims to recognize outstanding theoretical and experimental contributions in the field of oxidation catalysis that advance understanding and practice of catalysis during the last five years prior to the year the award will be given. The award can be bestowed to an individual or a group of researchers. The selection will be made without regard for age, sex, affiliation, or national origin. 

The award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of EUR 5,000. It will be presented at the EUROPACAT meeting in a special ceremony. The candidate is invited to give a plenary or keynote lecture at EUROPACAT.

The candidates can be nominated by any individual or through national societies including those outside of Europe. The jury that selects the recipient consists of scientists well recognized in the catalysis community. The selection jury is appointed by the EFCATS President, who is advised by the EFCATS board.  

Nominations for the Award should include:

  1. the nomination letter (max. 1000 words), in which the achievements and impact of the candidate are described;
  2. up to two recommendation letters (max. 800 words) and
  3. a curriculum vitae of the nominee, including relevant positions and recognitions as well as a list of publications and patents.

The nomination package should be submitted to the President of EFCATS, Professor Bert M. Weckhuysen (), as well as the secretary of EFCATS, Professor Hilde Johnson Venvik (). The submission deadline is June 15 2021.