Heritage Day Awards

The Othmer Gold Medal is presented annually at Heritage Day.

Heritage Day is an annual celebration of the achievements and promise of the sciences and technologies that shape material culture. On May 16, 2016, CHF will honor the accomplishments of three distinguished leaders:

  • Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited
    Othmer Gold Medal
  • Roy T. Eddleman, CEO and Founder, Spectrum Laboratories
    Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries
  • Chad A. Mirkin, Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
    The American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal

Follow the links below to learn more about CHF’s prestigious Heritage Day awards and the remarkable people who receive them.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including


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