Kosolapoff Award


The G. M. Kosolapoff Lecture series is sponsored by the Auburn section of the American Chemical Society and the Auburn University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The award is named after Gennady Michael Kosolapoff who came to Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1948. (Alabama Polytechnic Institute was re-named Auburn University in 1960.) The award is presented to chemists and biochemists in recognition of their outstanding scientific contributions. Among the list of 29 past awardees are 12 Nobel Laureates and many other renowned scientists who have made transformative impacts on the world with their research efforts.

Past Recipients of the Kosolapoff Award

1986 --- William N. Lipscomb, Nobel laureate
1987 --- Herbert C. Brown, Nobel laureate
1988 --- Michael J. S. Dewar
1989 --- Donald J. Cram (link), Nobel laureate
1990 --- Henry Taube, Nobel laureate
1991 --- Derek H. R. Barton, Nobel laureate
1992 --- Allen J. Bard (link)
1993 --- Richard E. Smalley (link), Nobel laureate
1994 --- Dudley R. Herschbach (link), Nobel laureate
1995 --- William von Eggers Doering
1996 --- Rudolph A. Marcus (link), Nobel laureate
1997 --- Mario J. Molina (link), Nobel laureate
1998 --- Richard N. Zare (link)
1999 --- Jacqueline K. Barton (link)
2000 --- Josef Michl (link)
2001 --- Harry B. Gray (link)
2002 --- Ahmed H. Zewail (link), Nobel laureate
2003 --- John D. Roberts (link)
2004 --- Kenneth N. Raymond (link)
2005 --- Ronald Breslow (link)
2006 --- Kyriacos C. Nicolaou (link)
2007 --- Robert H. Grubbs (link), Nobel laureate
2008 --- Barry M. Trost (link)
2009 --- Koji Nakanishi (link)
2010 --- Robert H. Crabtree (link)
2011 --- Eric N. Jacobsen (link)
2012 --- Thomas J. Meyer (link)
2013 --- Ei-ichi Negishi (link), Nobel laureate
2014 --- Daniel G. Nocera (link)

Last updated: 10/10/2014