Colloid & Surface Chemistry

Unilever Award

Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry American Chemical Society                                 

 

THE UNILEVER AWARD For Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science

$3,000 PRIZE

Purpose:  To recognize and encourage fundamental work in colloid or surfactant science carried out in North America by researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Nature: The award consists of $3,000 and a plaque.  In addition, up to $1000 will be provided towards travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented.  The winner is expected to deliver a lecture.

Establishment and Support:  The award was established in 2003 by the Unilever Corporation.

Rules of Eligibility

Nominees who are within seven (7) years of receiving their Ph.D. will be eligible for the Award.   Special consideration is given to the originality and creativity of the work and to its potential impact.  The research must have been carried out in North America.

Nomination

Nomination may be made by a colleague or anyone familiar with the nominee's work.  The nomination packet should be sent electronically by email, preferably in a single PDF file, containing the nomination letter, three letters of support from others in addition to the nomination letter, the nominee's curriculum vita with a complete list of publications, and reprints of up to five papers, which demonstrate the nominee's excellence in publication of his or her research work. The nomination letter should contain a carefully edited 25-word citation, which reflects the nominee's specific achievements.  Previous years' nominations will be automatically renewed up to the cut off date for eligibility, but you are encouraged to submit relevant updated material.

Criteria:  The judges will consider originality, quality, and significance of the work and its potential impact on current and future research as well as on industrial and commercial applications.

Committee:  Chair:  Prof. P. Somasundaran Columbia Univ.; ps24@columbia.edu
Dr. K.P. Ananthapadmanabhan, Unilever; kp.ananth@unilever.com
Dr. Ray Farinato, Cytec; raymond.farinato@cytec.com
Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, Univ. Wisconsin; abbott@engr.wisc.edu
Prof. Julian Eastoe, Univ. Bristol; julian.eastoe@bristol.ac.uk
Dr. Patricia Aikens, BASF; patricia.aikens@basf.com

Deadline:  The submission deadline is typically February 1st of each year.  Information will be posted on the News section of this web site. 

Unilever Award Winners

2016

Matthew E. Helgeson

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of California at Santa Barbara

 

2015

Jill Millstone

Department of Chemistry

University of Pittsburgh

 

2014

Daeyon Lee

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biolomolecular Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

 

2013

Prashant K. Jain

Department of Chemistry

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

2012

Liangfang Zhang

Department of Nanoengineering

University of California, San Diego

 

2011

Ryan Hayward

Polymer Science and Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

2010

Ali Khademhosseini

Department of Health Sciences and Technology

Harvard University 

 

2008

David S. Ginger

Department of Chemistry

University of Washington

 

2007

Michael Strano

Bioengineering Department

University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana

 

2006

Bartosz A. Grzybowski

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Northwestern University

 

2005

Yunfeng Lu

Department of Chemical Engineering

Tulane University

 

2004

Christine Keating

Department of Chemistry 

Pennsylvania State University