Official Call for 2017 Conference Award Nominations
Nomination DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2017
Hugh M. Huffman Memorial Award
Dr. Hugh M. Huffman (1899-1950) is acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of heat capacity measurements and recognized as a prominent founder of The Calorimetry Conference. This prestigious award has been established in his namesake to honor those individuals who through their lifelong research accomplishments emulate the creativity and care that Dr. Huffman demonstrated in his studies. The award is presented to a scientist in recognition of long-term contributions to thermodynamics involving calorimetry and/or thermochemistry. The Hugh M. Huffman Award is sponsored by Friends of The Calorimetry Conference and consists of a USD 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration. The award address is published in the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics.
James J. Christensen Memorial Award
The Calorimetry Conference honored Professor James J. Christensen (1931-1987) of Brigham Young University by establishing the Christensen Award in 1988. The award is presented to a scientist in recognition of outstanding innovative contributions to the development and use of calorimetric instrumentation. The James J. Christensen Award is sponsored by Brigham Young University and consists of a USD 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration.
Stig Sunner Memorial Award
The Calorimetry Conference honored Professor Stig Sunner (1917-1980) of Lund University in Sweden by establishing the Sunner Award in 1980. This award recognizes the research contributions of young scientists to thermodynamics and thermochemistry and is typically restricted to individuals 40 years of age or younger. The Stig Sunner Award is sponsored by Friends of The Calorimetry Conference and consists of a USD 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration.
William F. Giauque Memorial Awards
Professor Giauque received the 1949 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to thermodynamics, which included measurements on crystals confirming the Third Law and the invention of adiabatic magnetization. Professor Giauque trained a legion of students who subsequently applied calorimetric methods and techniques in academia, government laboratories, and industry. The Calorimetry Conference established the William F. Giauque Memorial Awards to recognize his outstanding mentoring ability by encouraging student participation at our annual meetings. The Giauque Awards are sponsored by Friends of The Calorimetry Conference and consist of a USD 500 travel stipend to enable a graduate student to attend the conference and deliver an oral presentation on his/her research.
2017 Conference Award Nomination Process
Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Memorial Awards
The Calorimetry Conference has enacted a two-stage Award Nomination Process for 2017 that involves the solicitation of prospective nominees followed by submission of nomination packets for eligible candidates. In consultation with the Officers and Board of Directors, the Conference Chair will review the credentials of nominees to ensure that each candidate satisfies the criteria of eligibility within an award category. Scientific colleagues wishing to nominate a particular candidate for the Huffman, Christensen, or Sunner Awards must submit a brief letter addressed to the Conference Chair that contains: 1) the name of a prospective nominee; 2) the candidate's current position title; and, 3) the nominee’s unique qualifications for the Award. A prospective candidate is only eligible to be nominated in a single Conference Award category and self-nominations are not permitted. All nomination letters for the Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Awards must be received by the Conference Chair no later than MARCH 20, 2017.
Following review of a candidate’s eligibility within the Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Award categories, the Conference Chair will contact respective nominators who are responsible for submitting a complete packet that must include the following: 1) a nomination letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and a brief synopsis of significant research accomplishments; 2) a complete curriculum vitae including bibliography of publications; and, 3) no more than four supporting letters endorsing the candidate’s nomination. The nomination and supporting letters must be current (i.e., dated within the past six months) and addressed to the Conference Chair. Multiple nominee endorsements by a single nominator or letter-of-support author within each Conference Award category are not permissible. A complete nomination packet containing the requisite documents should be assembled by the nominator and submitted in electronic format (a single concatenated PDF file is preferable) to firstname.lastname@example.org by APRIL 01, 2017. Please direct all correspondence and/or inquiries regarding the Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Award nomination process to the Conference Chair:
Prof. Richard D. Sheardy
Texas Woman’s University
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Denton, Texas 76204
William F. Giauque Memorial Awards
Nomination packets for Giauque Memorial Awards must include an endorsement letter written by the student’s doctoral advisor and an abstract of the contributed paper. The letter should certify the student’s status, outline the significance of the research study, and briefly describe the student’s contribution and overall level of effort. The nomination packet should be addressed to the Program Chair and submitted in electronic format (a single PDF file is preferable) to email@example.com by APRIL 15, 2017. Please direct all correspondence and/or inquiries regarding the Giauque Memorial Awards nomination process to the Program Chair:
Prof. David P. Remeta
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854