Derek Horton Award in Industrial Carbohydrate Chemistry

Awards and Fellowships

Presented annually at the Spring ACS National Meeting

The Derek Horton Award in Industrial Carbohydrate Chemistry acknowledges distinguished achievements in and outstanding contributions to industrial carbohydrate chemistry.

Objective

To honor Professor Horton’s contributions to carbohydrate chemistry and the mentoring of numerous undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students; 2) to recognize distinguished achievements in and outstanding contributions to industrial carbohydrate chemistry, particularly in polysaccharide chemistry; and 3) to encourage the participation of industrial carbohydrate chemists in CARB

Eligibility

The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to carbohydrate chemistry. The award will be granted without regard to age or nationality. 

The nominee can be either member or non-member of the ACS CARB Division, but the nominator and seconder must be members of the ACS CARB Division.

Nomination Form

A Nomination Form has been developed as a guide and should not restrict the scope of the nomination. Nomination forms are due annually in July. Below is a sample form from 2019.

Other information required:

1. Curriculum Vitae of nominee indicating:

    • Degrees received
    • Positions held since graduation
    • Previous awards for professional work following education
    • List of publications and patents

2. Evidence of the nominee’s distinguished achievements in and contributions to industrial carbohydrate chemistry.

3. Two supporting letters; one from primary and another from the seconder. A third letter from another supporter (does not need to be an ACS Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry member) may also be provided.

Past Winners

Awardee Year Awardee Year
F. Berti 2017 L. Szente 2018
F. Fang 2019

Recent Winner

Financial support
The Lauterbach & Associates, LLC has promised a sponsorship for the first three awards; additional fundraising from individuals, industries and other foundations would be pursued. The CARB Division will make the best efforts to ensure sustainability of the award.

Other logistics:
cash award: $1500; award scroll; certificate; covering registration of invited speakers (2) for the award symposium. 

Total cost estimated: $4000/year.

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