2013 Acid-Base Catalysis Young Scientist Award
The recipient of the 2013 Acid-Base Catalysis Young Scientist Award is Dr. Benoit Louis. The Young Scientist Award is given in recognition of novel and promising contributions to the field of acid-base catalysis.
The award ceremony will take place at the 7th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis in Tokyo, Japan May 12-15, 2013.
Dr. Benoit Louis (37) graduated in Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg in 1998. He moved to Switzerland to successfully perform his PhD in Catalytic Reaction Engineering (supervision Prof. Albert Renken) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. He was appointed CNRS Research fellow at the Laboratory of Materials Surfaces and Processes for Catalysis (LMSPC, Strasbourg) in 2004.
His main activities are focused on zeolites, both in the synthesis and in their catalytic applications in acid-catalyzed reactions. His work led him to be awarded as CNRS bronze medalist in chemistry in 2009.
In 2010, Benoit joined the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg to develop his own activities in a close collaboration with organic chemists.
Benoit has co-authored nearly 80 publications, 2 book chapters and 2 patents.
Besides, Benoit speaks fluently three foreign languages which led him to settle several national and international collaborations.
ABC Young Scientist Award
The Acid Base Catalysis Group invites nominations for the ABC Young Scientist Award. The award will be given to a single person who has made novel and promising contributions to the field of acid and/or base catalysis and is less than 40 years old on May 12, 2013. The awardee will be invited to present a lecture at the 7th International Symposium on Acid-Base Catalysis in Tokyo in 2013.
Nomination packages should include a nomination letter, a one-page CV, a one-page research highlight, a list of publications, two letters of recommendation, and up to three electronic reprints of relevant publications. Self-nomination is excluded. The package should consist of a single pdf file and should be submitted per email no later than August 31, 2012.
Inquiries and nomination packages should be directed to
the President of the Acid Base Catalysis Group,
Friederike C. Jentoft,
Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA,