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:

  • 2015 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.  The deadline for applications for the 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry is March 1, 2015.
  • 2015 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.  The deadline for applications for the 244th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco is March 10, 2015.
  • 2016 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Recognizes individuals with outstanding agrochemical research careers. Nominations deadline: December 31, 2014.
  • 2015 AGRO 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, 2014.
  • 2015 AGRO Fellow Award - Recognizes AGRO members whose dedicated and enthusiastic service keeps AGRO moving forward.  Nominations deadline: March 15, 2015.
  • 2015 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship – Recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry for and/or from agriculture. Application Deadline: November 5, 2014.
  • 2016 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, 2015. Contact John Unsworth for nomination information.
  • 2015 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship – Awarded for an outstanding article published in 2014 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, 2014.

 Previous AGRO Award Winners

2014 Award Winners

  • 2014 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals – Dr. Ralf Nauen, Bayer CropScience, Germany
  • 2014 AGRO Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture – Dr. Scott Yates, USDA-ARS
  • 2014 AGRO Division Fellow – Dr. Aldos Barefoot, DuPont and Dr. Jeanette Van Emon, US EPA
  • 2014 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship – Dr. Robert Fraley, Monsanto Company
  • 2014 IUPAC International AWard for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry – Dr. Árpád Ambrus, National Food Chain Safety Office of Hungary
  • 2014 Kenneth A. Spencer Award – Dr. Ronald Horst, National Animal Disease Center
  • 2014 ACS Fellow Award – Dr. Laura McConnell, Bayer CropScience and Dr. Kenneth Racke, Dow AgroScience
  • 2014 New Investigator Award Finalists – Dr. Natasha Andrade, University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Helene Hopfer, University of California, Davis; Dr. Lacey Johnson, Virginia Tech
  • 2014 AGRO Education Awards for Student Travel
  • 2014 Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award Lectureship – Dr. Wolfgang Meyerhof, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke; Dr. Victor Freitas, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science; Dr. Stephen Cutler, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

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