Awards

Awards Committee Chair: James Seiber, University of California, Davis, 530-752-1141

Call for Award Nominations

The AGRO division has multiple opportunities to facilitate and recognize achievements that contribute to the AGRO mission. Award opportunities include:

  • ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Recognizes individuals with outstanding agrochemical research careers. Nominations deadline: December 31, 2016.
  • ACS Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture – Given to an active researcher working in North America for a chemical innovation that significantly enhances agricultural or veterinary pest management and productivity.  Nominations deadline: December 31, 2016.
  • Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship – Recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry for and/or from agriculture. Application Deadline: November 30, 2016.
  • 2016 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel – Provides funding assistance for university students who wish to present research and participate in AGRO events at National ACS meetings.  See the Graduate Student Page for more details.  The deadline for applications for the 250th ACS National Meeting is March 21, 2016.
  • 2016 AGRO Fellow Award – Recognizes AGRO members whose dedicated and enthusiastic service keeps AGRO moving forward.  Nominations deadline: March 31, 2016.
  • 2016 AGRO New Investigator Award – Recognizes scientists who have obtained doctoral degree in last five years and have produced significant accomplishments conducting research, consulting or regulatory studies.  For the 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, applicants should submit a regular abstract via the ACS website by  March 21, 2015.  The full application package should be submitted to Steve Lehotay by March 21, 2016.
  • 2018 IUPAC International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry – Recognizes scientists who have exercised personal leadership for outstanding contributions to international harmonization for the regulation of crop protection chemistry.  Application Deadline: December 1, 2017. Contact John Unsworth for nomination information.
  • 2017 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship – Awarded for an outstanding article published in 2016 that demonstrates creativity and impact on agricultural and food chemistry as a whole.  Two papers will receive awards – one in the subject area of agrochemicals (pesticides, biofuels and biobased products, and related), and one in agricultural and food chemistry (food, health, and related).  Application Deadline:  December 31, 2016.
  • 2017 Kenneth A. Spencer Award – The Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Kenneth A. Spencer Award.  The award recognizes meritorious contributions to the field of
    agricultural and food chemistry.  Application Deadline: November 15, 2016.

 Previous AGRO Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

  • 2015 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Dr. Keith Wing
  • 2015 AGRO Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture – Dr. Thomas C. Sparks, Dow AgroSciences
  • 2015 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship – Dr. R. Neil Reese, South Dakota State University and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reemtsma, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ Leipzig, Germany
  • 2015 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship – Dr. James H. (Jim) Tumlinson, Penn State University
  • 2015 Kenneth A. Spencer Award  – Dr. Thomas Selby, DuPont Crop Protection
  • 2015 ACS Fellow Award – Dr. Rodney Bennett, Critical Path Services and Dr. John J. Johnston, USDA-APHIS
  • 2015 New Investigator Award – Dr. Bartek Troczka, Rothamsted Research
  • 2015 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel

2014 Award Winners

2013 Award Winners

  • 2013 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Dr. René Feyereisen, INRA Centre de Recherche de Sophia Antipolis, France
  • 2013 AGRO Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture – Dr. Jeanette Van Emon, US EPA
  • 2013 AGRO Division Fellow – Dr. Stephen Duke, USDA-ARS; Dr. Cathleen J. Hapeman, USDA-ARS; Dr. Kenneth Racke, Dow AgroSciences; Dr. Teresa Wehner, Merial
  • 2013 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship – Dr. Keith Solomon, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 2013 Kenneth A. Spencer Award – Dr. Attila Pavlath, USDA-ARS
  • 2013 New Investigator Award Finalists – Dr. Daniel Swale, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Dr. Chloé de Perre, Southern Illinois University; Dr. Chitvan Khajuria, Monsanto
  • 2013 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel
  • 2013 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship – Dr. John Grabber, USDA-ARS; Dr. Thomas Hofmann, Chemistry Department of the TU München

2012 Award Winners

2011 Award Winners

2010 Award Winners

Previous winners of our awards may be found in the PICOGRAM