Colloid & Surface Chemistry

Victor K. LaMer Award


For Graduate Research in Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Victor K. LaMer was born in 1895 in Leavenworth, Kansas, and died in 1966 while attending a scientific meeting in Nottingham, England. High-spirited and ebullient, he was an enthusiast for science, an infectious quality he transmitted to his students. He served as an Army lieutenant in World War I and his war-related research during World War II was recognized by the awarding of the Presidential Certificate of Merit.

He was the editor of the Journal of Colloid Science (now the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science) from its founding in 1946 until he was succeeded by Kerker in 1965. In addition to his seminal work on colloids, his fundamental contributions to physical chemistry have found their way into every textbook and university course on that subject.

The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society presents the Victor K. LaMer award annually at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. The award is for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis accepted by a US or Canadian university during the three year period prior to the award year.

$3000 PRIZE

Nomination

For the current call for nominations click here.

 

Award Recipients

2016

Michel Personick

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

 

2015

Qian Chen

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois

 

2014

Daniel Beltran-Villegas

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

 

2013

Rafal Klajn

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University

 

2012

Bo Wang

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Illinois

 

2011

Matthew Helgeson

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Delaware

 

2010

Daeyeon Lee

Department of Chemcial Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2009

Liangfang Zhang

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engr.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

2008

Ali Khademhosseini

Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

2007

Amanda J. Haes

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

 

2006

Jwa-Min Nam

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

 

2005

Christy L. Haynes

Department of Chemistry

Northwestern University

 

2004

James E. Smay

Department of Materials Science and Engr.

University of Illinois

 

2003

Teri Wang Odom

Department of Chemistry

Harvard University

 

2002

Christopher D. Zangmeister

Department of Chemistry

University of Arizona

 

2001

Garth J. Simpson

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Colorado

 

2000

Yunfeng Lu

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of New Mexico

 

1999

Younan Xia

Department of Chemistry

Harvard University

 

1998

Darrell Velegol

Department of Chemical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

 

1997

John Levins

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

 

1996

Frank M. Zimmerman

Department of Physics

Cornell University

 

1995

Vicki L. Colvin

Department of Chemistry

University of California Berkeley

 

1994

Paul E. Laibinis

Department of Chemistry

Harvard University

 

1993

Robert D. Tilton

Department of Chemical Engineering

Stanford University

 

1992

Andrew D. Johnson

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

1991

Antonios G. Mikos

Department of Chemical Engineering

Purdue Universtiy

 

1990

Andrea K. Myers-Beaghton

Department of Chemical Engineering

Princeton University

 

1989

John M. Vohs

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Delaware

 

1988

James P. Ebel

Department of Chemical Engineering

Carnegie-Mellon University

 

1987

Peter S. Kirlin

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Delaware

 

1986

Manoj K. Chaudhury

Department of Chemical Engineering

SUNY, Buffalo

 

1985

Syed Qutubbuddin

Department of Chemical Engineering

Caregie-Mellon University

 

1984

Jeffry Harwell

Department of Petroleum Engineering

University of Texas, Austin

 

1983

David G Welkie

Department of Materials Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

1982

Mark A. Barteau

Department of Chemical Engineering

Stanford University

 

1981

Michel Deeba

Department of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

1980

Wilson Ho

Department of Physics

University of Pennsylvania

 

1979

Eduardo D. Glandt

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

 

1978

Frederick A. Putnam

Department of Chemical Engineering

Carnegie-Mellon University

 

1977

Hung Dah Shih

Department of Materials Science

SUNY, Stony Brook

 

1976

Felix T. Hong

Department of Biophysics

Rockefeller University

 

1975

Michele Flicker

Department of Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

1974

Stephen L. Brenner

Department of Chemistry

Indiana University

 

1973

W. Henry Weinberg

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of California Berkeley

 

1972

Donald E. Brooks

Department of Biochemistry

University of Oregon

 

1971

Edward McCafferty

Department of Chemistry

Lehigh University

 

1970

Charles W. Querfeld

Department of Physics

Clarkson College of Technology