ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry

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Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary (Kirkbright Bursary) Award

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.

The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the Gordon Kirkbright Bursary; the application form can be found by clicking here

The closing date for a submission for a particular year is 31 December of the preceding year (e.g., for 2018, the closing date is 31 December 2017).

For further information contact ABS Trust at:   

Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship

The Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship awards will be presented at Pittcon 2018 in Orlando, Florida and honor the contributions of one individual from each of three major geographic regions – the Americas, Europe/the Middle East/Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific – who have made a major recent impact in the field of measurement science. To make a nomination, please complete the form (link below) and include the nominee's 3-page resume including:

  • The nominee’s accomplishments from the past five years
  • Why the nominee is suitable to receive the award
  • A 300-word abstract of the intended lecture
  • Nominations are due June 16th

Nomination of Officer and Councilor Candidates

Dear Fellow Analytical Chemist:

Each year, the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry holds elections for new officers. We are requesting nominations from the membership for the following offices:

  • Chair (for a 4-year term as Chair-elect, Program Chair, Chair and Past-chair)
  • Secretary (for a two-year term)
  • Councilor (1) and Alternate Councilors (2) (for a three-year term).

The practice of the Division has been to select Chairs employed in academia and industry/government in alternate years. This year's election for the position of Chair will target industry/government scientists. Nominations for Chair, Secretary, and Councilors are open to all members of the Division. At least 2 candidates are needed to complete the ballot for both Chair and Secretary. At least four candidates are needed to complete the ballot for Councilor and Alternate Councilors.

Nomination materials should include a letter describing your interest in the position and a CV, and be submitted by May 10th via email to Candidates will be selected from the nomination pool by the Division Executive Committee.


Doug Duckworth
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry

Division Awards Winners for 2017

The Division of Analytical Chemistry awards for 2017 have just been announced. They will be presented at the ACS National Meeting in August in Washington. The recipients are:

  •  Award in Electrochemistry: Paul W. Bohn, University of Notre Dame
  • Award in Spectrochemical Analysis: Zhong-Qun Tian,Xiamen University
  • J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education: Kevin A. Schug, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, Sponsored by Altria: Matthew F. Bush, University of Washington
  • Award in Chemical Instrumentation, Sponsored by Dow Chemical Company: Robert M. Corn, University of California, Irvine
  • Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry: Frances S. Ligler, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 More information about these honorees is available.





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