Prof Chris Hardacre named 2024 RB Anderson Catalysis Award winner

Professor Chris Hardacre

Professor Chris Hardacre, Vice Dean and Head of School of Natural Sciences at The University of Manchester, has been named winner of the 2024 RB Anderson Catalysis Award. 

The biennial award is given by the Catalysis Division of Chemical Institute of Canada to internationally recognised leaders in the field of catalysis. 

Sponsored by the Canadian Catalysis Foundation, it is named after prominent Canadian catalysis researcher Robert B Anderson. 

Previous winners include Mark Barteau, Lanny D Schmidt, Mark Davis, Leo E Manzer, Robert J Farrauto, Harold Kung, James Dumesic, Avelino Corma, Enrique Iglesia, Ganapati Yadav, Johannes Lercher, Bert M Weckhuysen, Jingguang Chen, and Daniel E Resasco. 

The award consists of a plaque, 5,000 CAD toward travel, and a 1,500 CAD honorarium. Professor Hardacre will deliver two plenary lectures at the Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, to be held in May 2024 in Quebec, Canada, at which the award will be presented. 

One educational lecture will be aimed towards graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; the other is a research-based plenary talk taking place during the symposium.

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