Awards

2010 Awards

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Official Call for 2010 Award Nominations

Nomination Deadline : February 28, 2010

Hugh M. Huffman Memorial Award

Dr. Hugh M. Huffman (1899-1950) was one of the founders of The Calorimetry Conference and a pioneer in the field of heat capacity measurements. This prestigious award bearing Hugh’s name honors those individuals who through their lifelong research accomplishments emulate the creativity and care that Dr. Huffman demonstrated in his studies. Candidates shall have made long-term contributions to thermodynamics involving thermochemistry and/or calorimetry. The Hugh M. Huffman award is sponsored by TA Instruments and consists of a $ 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration. The award address is published in the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics.

James J. Christensen Award for Innovations in Calorimetry

The Christensen Award was established in 1988 to honor Professor James J. Christensen (1931-1987) of Brigham Young University. The award is presented to a scientist who has made 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 $ 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration.

Stig Sunner Memorial Award

The Sunner Award established in 1980 honors the memory of Professor Stig Sunner (1917-1980) of Lund University in Sweden. The 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 Sunner Award is sponsored by the Aviv Family Foundation and consists of a $ 1000 honorarium and waived Conference registration.

William F. Giauque Travel Awards

Professor Giauque received the 1949 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions in 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 helped to establish and promote calorimetry in academia, government laboratories, and industry. The William F. Giauque Travel Awards were established to recognize his outstanding mentoring ability by encouraging student participation in The Calorimetry Conference. The Giauque Awards are sponsored by the Aviv Family Foundation and consist of a $ 500 travel stipend to enable a graduate student to attend the conference and deliver an oral presentation on his/her research.

Conference Award Nomination Process

Nomination packets for the Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Awards must include: 1) a nomination letter describing the candidate’s unique qualifications for the respective award that includes 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 shall be current (i.e., dated within the past six months) and addressed to the Conference Chair. Self-nominations and/or multiple nominee endorsements by a single nominator or letter-of-support author within each Conference Award category are not permissible. A prospective candidate is only eligible to be nominated in a single Conference Award category that shall be specified in the nominating letter. A complete nomination packet containing the requisite documents should be assembled by the nominator and submitted in electronic format (PDF files preferable) to henzlm@missouri.edu by FEBRUARY 28, 2010. Please direct all correspondence and/or inquiries regarding the Huffman, Christensen, and Sunner Awards nomination process to the Conference Chair:

Prof. Michael T. Henzl
University of Missouri
Department of Biochemistry
Columbia, Missouri 65211

Nomination packets for Giauque Travel 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 Past Conference Chair and submitted in electronic format (PDF files preferable) to calcon@rci.rutgers.edu by FEBRUARY 28, 2010. Please direct all correspondence and/or inquiries regarding the Giauque Travel Awards nomination process to the Program Chair:

Prof. David P. Remeta
Rutgers University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8087