The awards program at the Chemical Heritage Foundation was built to recognize superior accomplishments in chemistry and related sciences. CHF is uniquely situated to view and assess the work of chemistry’s practitioners in a historical context. We hope that by celebrating our laureates’ great achievements we can encourage others to emulate their success.
CHF’s award winners have included Nobel laureates, captains of industry, bench scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and authors, among other notable achievers.
A yearly celebration of achievement in chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries: the Othmer Gold Medal, the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. Award for Supporting Industries, and the AIC Gold Medal.
Working together to celebrate achievement in the chemical world: the Biotechnology Heritage Award, Franklin-Lavoisier Prize, Petrochemical Heritage Award, Pittcon Heritage Award, and Winthrop-Sears Medal.
Awards for cutting-edge research: the Perkin Medal and the Moore Medal.
Learn more about the 2013 lecture and other past lectures here.
Congratulations to Mary Jo Nye, winner of the 2013 prize, for her book Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science.