Call for Nominations for the Unilever Award: Unilever Award Flyer 2020
Due: Feb 3, 2020

Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science Award

Establishment and Support:  The award was established in 2003 by the Unilever Corporation.

Rules of Eligibility:  Nominees who are within seven (7) years of receiving their Ph.D. will be eligible for the Award.  The cut-off date for eligibility this year will be July 1, 2013.  Special consideration is given to the originality and creativity of the work and to its potential impact.  The research must have been carried out in North America.


Call for Nominations for the LaMer Award: 2020 LaMer Nomination
Due: Jan 10, 2020

For Graduate Research in Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Victor K. LaMer was born in 1895 in Leavenworth, Kansas, and died in 1966 while attending a scientific meeting in Nottingham, England. High-spirited and ebullient, he was an enthusiast for science, an infectious quality he transmitted to his students. He served as an Army lieutenant in World War I and his war-related research during World War II was recognized by the awarding of the Presidential Certificate of Merit.

He was the editor of the Journal of Colloid Science (now the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science) from its founding in 1946 until he was succeeded by Kerker in 1965. In addition to his seminal work on colloids, his fundamental contributions to physical chemistry have found their way into every textbook and university course on that subject.

The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society presents the Victor K. LaMer award annually at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. The award is for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis accepted by a US or Canadian university during the three year period prior to the award year.