The ORCS Mission
The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society seeks to advance practical applications
of catalysis for making organic compounds by fostering discussions, providing
opportunities for members to present their work, and facilitating dissemination
of scientific knowledge.
Find out more about ORCS Past and Future Confrences.
The 25th Biennial ORCS Meeting
The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society held our 25th biennial meeting at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. More than 150 catalysis scientists from academia and industry met to discuss.March 2-6, 2014
At the biennial conference, the Paul N. Rylander award, established by ORCS in 1988, and the Murray Raney award, established by ORCS in 1992 and sponsored by Grace Davison, are presented to scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field of catalysis as it applies to organic synthesis. The Russell Malz Award, also sponsored by ORCS is given to an individual for exceptional services to the Society.
The Robert Augustine Award
The Robert Augustine Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) was initiated by ORCS in 2017 to recognize younger engineers and scientists. It is named after Robert Augustine, who has been a contributing member of ORCS since 1966, now over 52 years. The prize is endowed with $2000 and up to $1500 in reasonable travel expenses and may be awarded annually at the biennial conference, although there is no specified duration.
The Russell Malz Award
The Russell Malz Award is sponsored by the Society and may be made to an individual who has given exceptional service to the Society. The award is made at the discretion of the Chairman and consists of an honorarium up to $1000, an appropriate plaque, and up to $500 in reasonable travel expenses. The initial Malz ward was given to Russell Malz Jr. in 2002.
The Murray Raney Award
In 1992 the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) created the Murray Raney Award “for contributions in the use of base metal catalysts in organic synthesis”. The award is named for Mr. Raney, who invented sponge metal catalysts, and is endowed with a $5000 honorarium and up to $2000 in travel. The award is given out every two years at the annual ORCS conference.
The Paul N. Rylander Award
The Paul N. Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) has been awarded a prize for Catalysis in Organic Chemistry since 1988. It is named after Paul N. Rylander , who was also the first prize-winner, and was an early advocate for sharing best practices in hydrogenation safety and technology. The award is endowed with a $5000 honorarium and up to $2000 in reasonable travel expenses. The award is given out every two years at the biennial ORCS conference.
Past Award Winners
The Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) honors award winners at its Biennial Conferences.
|PAST AWARD WINNERS|
|YEAR||PAUL N. RYLANDER AWARD||RANEY AWARD||MALZ AWARD|
|2016||Dr. Anil S. Guram||Dr. Jens Nørskov||Dr. Gerard V. Smith|
|2015||Dr. Joseph R. Zoeller|
|2014||James White||C. Martin Lok||Alan Allgeier|
|2013||Johannes de Vries|
|2012||Melanie S. Sanford||Michael Prunier|
|2011||Thomas A. Puckette|
|2010||Matthias Beller||Steve Schmidt||Robert Augustine|
|2008||John F. Hartwig||Daniel J. Ostgard||Michael Ford|
|2007||Brian R. James|
|2006||Gadi Rothenberg||Isamu Yamauchi||Frank Herkes|
|2004||Richard C. Larock||Jean Lessard||Victor Mylroie|
|2003||Donna G. Blackmond|
|2002||Jerry R. Ebner||Akira Tai||Russell Malz Jr.|
|2001||Francis J. Waller|
|2000||K. Barry Sharpless||Jozsef Petró|
|1999||Thomas A. Johnson|
|1998||John F. Knifton||Anatoly Fasman|
|1997||Roger A. Sheldon|
|1996||William S. Knowles||Mark Wainwright|
|1995||Gerard V. Smith|
|1994||William M. Pearlman||Pierre Fouilloux|
|1993||John R. Kosak|
|1992||Harold V. Greenfield||Stewart Montgomery|
|1990||Robert L. Augustine|
|1988||Paul N. Rylander|
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