Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Faculty & Research

Faculty Awards and Notable Service

This page shows Chemistry faculty awards and honors in several major categories. If you are interested in the awards of a particular faculty member, please refer to their individual web profile linked from their name in the Faculty Directory.

International Awards

Year Award Recipient
2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2015 International Precious Metals Institute Student Advisor Award Rongchao Jin
2014 National Institute for Materials Science Award, Japan Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2013 Asian Rising Star Award, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies Rongchao Jin
2012 Société Chimique de France Prize Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2011 International Precious Metals Institute Student Advisor Award Rongchao Jin
2011 Wolf Prize Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2008 Korea Institute for Advanced Study Scholar, School of Computational Sciences Hyung Kim
2006 Rank Prize Optoelectronics Award Marcel Bruchez
2005 Macro Group Medal (United Kingdom) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2004 Prize of Foundation for Polish Science (Polish Nobel Prize) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2000 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Linda Peteanu
1998 Elf Chair of French Academy of Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1997 Award of the Society of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Japan Terrence Collins
1981 Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1980 Award of the Polish Chemical Society Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1974 Award of the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Professional Society and Government Awards

Year Award Recipient
2017 2017 Esselen Award, Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Neil Donahue
2016 ACS Pittsburgh Award Neil Donahue
2014 Distinguished Service Award — Division of Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2013 AkzoNobel North America Science Award (ACS) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2011 Herman F. Mark Award — Division of Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2011 ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2007 Award of the New York Metropolitan Catalysis Society Terrence Collins
2007 Herman F. Mark Senior Scholar Award (ACS) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2007 Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry, ACS Eckard Münck
2006 Member, National Academy of Engineering Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2005 Foreign Member, Polish Academy of Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2004 ACS Pittsburgh Award Terrence Collins
2004 ACS Award in Cooperative Research in Polymer Science Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2002 ACS Polymer Chemistry Award Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2001 ACS Pittsburgh Award Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1999 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Terrence Collins
1995 Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS) Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1993 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award Susan Graul

Foundation Awards

Year Award Recipient
2010 Heinz Award for the Environment Terrence Collins
2010 Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award Newell Washburn
2008 Charles E. Kaufman Award of the Pittsburgh Foundation Terrence Collins
2004 Charles C. Price Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation Gary Patterson
1999 Humboldt Award for Senior US Scientists Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Early Career Awards

Year Award Recipient
2017 NSF CAREER Award Yisong Guo
2016 NSF CAREER Award Ryan Sullivan
2015 NSF CAREER Award Kevin Noonan
2013 Army Research Office Young Investigator Award Kevin Noonan
2011 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Rongchao Jin
2006 Sloan Research Fellowship Award Catalina Achim
2005 NSF CAREER Award Stefan Bernhard
2004 NSF CAREER Award Catalina Achim
2003 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Catalina Achim
2002 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award Stefan Bernhard
2000 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award David Yaron
1997 NSF CAREER Award Linda Peteanu
1997 NSF CAREER Award Hyung Kim
1995 Searle Scholar Award Michael Hendrich
1992 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award Susan Graul
1989 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1985 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award Terrence Collins

Fellowships

Year Award Recipient
2015–2016 ELATE at Drexel® Fellow Catalina Achim
2013 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2013 Fellow, American Chemical Society Terrence Collins
2012 Fellow, American Geophysical Union Neil Donahue
2010 Fellow, American Chemical Society Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2010 Fellow, Polymeric Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2008 Honorary Fellow, the Royal Society of New Zealand Terrence Collins
2006 Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Terrence Collins
2004–2005 Charles C. Price Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation Gary Patterson
2002 Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2001 Fellow, Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1997 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science Eckard Münck
1983 Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry Gary Patterson
1982 Fellow, American Physical Society Gary Patterson

Other National and Regional Recognition

Year Award Recipient
2017 Carnegie Science Award, Environmental Award Neil Donahue
2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Auckland, New Zealand Terrence Collins
2005 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 3M Corporation Newell Washburn
2004 Honoree “Top 100 Young Innovators” Technology Review Magazine Marcel Bruchez
2004 R&D 100 Award for Innovative Products Marcel Bruchez
2003 Science Magazine Top Ten Scientific Innovations of 2003 Marcel Bruchez
2002 Golden Goggles Award, Middle Tennessee University Terrence Collins
2002 Research Innovation Award, Research Corporation Maria Kurnikova
2001 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 3M Corporation Bruce Armitage
2000 Emerging Researcher, National Institute on Aging Danith Ly
1996 Achievement Award (Top Ten Young Professionals); Stock Exchange Market of Cordoba, Argentina Roberto Gil
1996 Top Twelve Outstanding Citizens and/or Institutions of the Year of Catamarca Province, Argentina. Sponsored by the City of Catamarca and Catamarca Province Governments. Roberto Gil

Endowed Chairs and Honorary Degrees

Year Award Recipient
2016 Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) Poznan University, Poznan, Poland Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2016 Casimir Funk Award, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, USA Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2015 Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry Neil Donahue
2013 Honorary Degree, Pusan National University, Korea Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2010 Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry Terrence Collins
2010 Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), I'Institut Polytechnique, Toulouse, France Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2008 Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), University of Athens, Greece Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2007 Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), Lodz Polytechnic, Poland Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2006 Honorary Degree, Russian Academy of Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2002 Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa), University of Ghent, Belgium Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2002 Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry Terrence Collins
2001 Honorary Professorship, University of Auckland Terrence Collins
2000 National Professorship of Poland Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
1998 J.C. Warner Professorship of Natural Sciences Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

Honor Society and Elected Positions

Year Award Recipient
2015–2016 Chair, Division of the History of Chemistry, ACS Gary Patterson
2014 Member of Board of Directors, Chemical Heritage Foundation Gary Patterson
2010–2012 President of Inter-American Photochemical Society Bruce Armitage
2010 President, Bolton Society Gary Patterson
2004–2005 Charles C. Price Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation Gary Patterson
2009 Co-Chair of 2009 Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry Bruce Armitage

Education Awards

Year Award Recipient
2017 The Mark Gelfand Service Award for Educational Outreach, Carnegie Mellon University Catalina Achim
2017 Teaching Innovation Award, Carnegie Mellon University David Yaron
2017 Teaching Innovation Award, Carnegie Mellon University Karen Stump, as part of the MCS First-Year Seminar Committee
2015 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, Mellon College of Science Susan Graul
2012 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, Mellon College of Science Danith Ly
2011 William and Frances Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching, Carnegie Mellon University Bruce Armitage
2011 Outstanding Contributions to Academic Advising and Mentoring, Carnegie Mellon University Karen Stump
2010 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, Mellon College of Science Catalina Achim
2006 Graduate Mentoring Award, Princeton University Stefan Bernhard
2005 William and Frances Ryan Award for Meritorious Teaching, Carnegie Mellon University Karen Stump
2005 Honorable Mention, Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence, University/Post-Secondary Educator Karen Stump
2004 Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence, University/Post-Secondary Educator David Yaron
2004 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, Mellon College of Science Bruce Armitage
2003 Carnegie Mellon University Greek Council Outstanding Faculty Member Award Karen Stump
2003 Editor's Choice Award for Exceptional Learning Object, Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) David Yaron
2002 Regional Recipient, Responsible Care Catalyst Award, American Chemistry Council Karen Stump
2002 Julius Ashkin Teaching Award, Mellon College of Science David Yaron
2001 Carnegie Mellon Chapter National Society of Collegiate Scholars “Outstanding Professor” Bruce Armitage

Distinguished Invited Lecturer or Visiting Lecturer

Year Award Recipient
2010 Gutenberg Lecture Award, University of Mainz, Germany Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
2004 ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lectureship Catalina Achim
2001 Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, BK21, Seoul National University Hyung Kim