Each year, the major achievements of one junior scientist working in chemistry in a country with a EuCheMS Member Organisation will be rewarded. The winner will receive a statuette and the opportunity to give a lecture at the next European Chemistry Congress (ECC) or at a conference of an EuCheMS Professional Network (PN). The guidelines for the Lecture Award can be found here.
(Until 2016, the rationale behind the EuCheMS Lecture Award was significantly different. It envisioned to strengthen the image of EuCheMS and of European chemistry in general, promoting scientific cooperation among chemists in Europe. The Lecture was normally awarded annually to a prominent chemist from a European country.)
2014 – Christina Moberg and Gérard Férey
Professor Christina Moberg from KTH Gave EuCheMS 2014 Lecture on the topic “Recycling in Asymmetric Catalysis.” The lecture was delivered during the 19th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, 10 – 16 July 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Professor Gérard Férey from the University of Versailles will give his Lecture on the topic of “From interesting to useful: the multiple richnesses of the hybrid porous materials”. The lecture will be given during the 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress which will take place on 11 – 15 September 2016 in Seville, Spain.
2013 – Maurizio Prato
Professor Maurizio Prato from the University of Trieste will give EuCheMS 2013 Lecture on “Synergies between chemistry and nanotechnology” during the 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress that will take place in Istanbul from the 31st of August to the 4th of September 2014.
2012 – David Milstein and Nazario Martín
Professor David Milstein of the Weizmann Institute of Science gave the EuCheMS 2012 lecture on the topic “Discovery of Metal-Catalyzed Reactions for Sustainable Chemistry.” The lecture was held at the 4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Prague on the 30th August 2012. Prof. Nazario Martín’s lecture has been held on the 11th of July 2013, at the 18th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry (ESOC 2013) in Marseille, France.
2011 – Alfredo Sanz Medel
2010 – Michael Grätzel
Professor Michael Grätzel delivered the EuCheMS Lecture on ‘Molecular Photovoltaics and Mesoscopic Solar Cells’ at the EuCheMS Chemistry Congress on 30 August 2010.
2009 – Walter Kaminski
Walter Kaminski gave the lecture ‘Polyolefins – tailored by metallocene catalysts and easily pyrolyzed for feedstock recycling’ at the 18th EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC) on 25 June 2009 in Göteborg.
2009 – Meinrat O. Andreae
Professor Meinrat Andreae spoke on ‘The aerosolized biosphere – recent insights into the chemical nature of biogenic aerosols’ at the 12th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment on 15 June 2009 in Stockholm.
2008 – Martyn Poliakoff
Professor Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham, delivered the EuCheMS Lecture on ‘Multi-Phase Catalysis: Maximizing the Opportunities for Supercritical Fluids in Green Chemistry’ during the Opening Session at the 2nd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress in Torino, Italy, on 11 July 2008.
2007 – Steven V. Ley
Professor Steve Ley held the EuCheMS Lecture on ‘Changing the Face of Organic Chemistry’ during the meeting of the Société Française de Chimie (SFC) celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2007.
2006 – Dieter Seebach
Professor Dieter Seebach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, spoke on ‘Do Beta-Peptides Have a Biomedical Potential?’ at the 1st European Chemistry Congress, in Budapest, Hungary.
2005 – Roger A. Sheldon
Professor Roger A Sheldon, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, gave the EuCheMS lecture on ‘Combining Organometallic Catalysis and Biocatalysis in Catalytic Cascade Processes’ at the XVIth EuCheMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry in Budapest, Hungary.
2004 – Josef Michl
Professor Josef Michl, University of Colorado, USA, talked on ‘Self-Assembly and Surface-Mounted Molecular Rotors’ at the International Conference on Supramolecular Science & Technology, in Prague, Czech Republic.
2004 – Andreas Manz
Professor Andreas Manz, University of Dortmund, Germany, delivered the EuCheMS lecture on ‘Continuous-flow Bioassays, Separations and Isoelectric Focusing on Chip’ at the Euroanalysis XIII conference at Salamanca, Spain.
2003 – Hans H. Brintzinger
Professor Hans H Brintzinger, University of Konstanz, Germany, held the EuCheMS lecture on ‘Twenty Years of ansa-Metallocene Polymerization Catalysis. Where are we Standing Now?’ at the XVth FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry in Zürich, Switzerland.«
2002 – Ivano Bertini and Ed Southern
Professor Ivano Bertini, University of Florence, Italy presented his lecture “a structural genomics approach to metal ion homeostasis, resistance and reduction”, at the 8th FECS Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Athens, Greece.
Professor Ed Southern, Director, Oxford Gene Technology , UK, presented his lecture “DNA microarrays: small chemistry, big biology” at EUROANALYSIS 12, Dortmund, Germany.
2001 – Gerard Pascal
Professor Gerard Pascal, Director of Research at INRA (National Institute of Agricultural Research), France, President of the Scientific Steering Committee of the European Commission, presented the lecture “Phytochemicals: opportunities for research and exploitation” at Eurofoodchem XI, Norwich, UK.
2000 – Paul Crutzen
Professor Paul Crutzen, Nobel Laureate, Director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, presented his lecture “The stratospheric ozone hole: A human-caused chemical instability in the stratosphere” at Euroanalysis XI, Lisbon, Portugal.
1999 – John Walker
Professor Sir John Walker, Nobel Laureate, HonFRSC, FRS, Director of the Medical Research Council’s Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, presented his lecture “How ATP is made” at the GDCh/IUPAC Congress, Berlin, Germany.
1998 – Alex H Johnstone
Professor Alex H Johnstone, University of Glasgow, UK, gave his lecture “Using the Results of Chemical Education Research” at the First European Conference on Chemical Education, Budapest, Hungary.
1997 – Dieter Oesterheld
Professor Dieter Oesterheld, Max-Planck-Institut fur Biochemie, Germany, gave his lecture “Farbenspiel einer Ionenpumpe – Colour changes of an ion pump” at the GOCh/GDCh Congress, Vienna, Austria.
1996 – Professor W Wiegrebe, Regensburg (Germany) gave his lecture at Czech Republic
1994 – Professor O. Kahn, gave his lecture in France
1993 – Professor R Ernst, Switzerland, delivered his lecture in Austria
1992 – Dr D A Cruzado, Spain presented his lecture in Italy
1991 – Professor R Huisgen, Germany, gave his lecture in the UK
1990 – Professor E Hengge, Graz, Austria, presented his lecture in France
1989 – Professor J-M Lehn, Strasbourg, France, delivered his lecture in Switzerland
1988 – Professor A R Battersby, Cambridge, UK, gave his lecture in Italy
1987 – Professor F Calderazzo, Pisa, Italy, delivered his lecture in Belgium
1986 – Professor C Szantay, Budapest, Hungary, presented his lecture in Moscow
1984 – Professor G Ertl, Munchen, FRG, gave his lecture in Italy
1983 – Professor G Smets, Heverlee, Belgium, presented his lecture in Belgium
1982 – Professor J-M Lehn, Strasbourg , France, delivered his lecture in the UK
1981 – Professor B Samuelsson, Stockholm, Sweden, gave his lecture in Finland
1980 – Professor D Barton, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, presented his lecture in Germany