ACA Annual Meeting Award Winners

The ACA recognizes distinguished achievement in the field of crystallography to both mature and early career crystallographers through the presentation of various annual awards and prizes.  Read more about ACA awards and how you can submit a nomination.  

 

 

 

In 2022 we celebrate: 

Arthur J. Schultz [Bau Neutron Diffraction Award]

This is an award is in memory of Professor Robert Bau, University of Southern California (1969-2008) and President of ACA in 2006.  A much beloved teacher and mentor, Professor Bau made major contributions to the development of the technique of single-crystal neutron diffraction and to its applications in chemical and biomacromolecular crystallography.

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David S. Goodsell [Fankuchen Memorial Award] 

To recognize contributions to crystallographic research by one who is known to be an effective teacher of crystallography. There are no geographic or age restrictions. The honoree delivers a lecture to the Association and at the recipient’s home institution or at another institution of the recipient’s choice. Awarded every three years. Established in 1971 in memory of Dr. I. Fankuchen, Professor of Physics at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn from 1942 to 1964.

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Arlie McCoy [Kenneth N. Trueblood Award]

To recognize exceptional achievement in computational or chemical crystallography. The award is established in memory of Professor Kenneth N. Trueblood, UCLA 1949-1998, who was a major force in the early use of computers and the development of crystallographic computer programs. He applied these programs to the examination of chemical and molecular details of many structures at the frontiers of research. His contribution to the famous work on vitamin B12 is one example. Professor Trueblood was a leader in the development of techniques for analysis of anisotropic motion and was also a superb teacher and a lucid author. 

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Brent L. Nannenga [Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award]

To recognize outstanding achievement and exceptional potential in crystallographic research demonstrated by a scientist at an early stage of their independent career. The award is established to honor the memory of Professor Margaret C. Etter (1943-1992), who was a major contributor to the field of organic solid-state chemistry. Her work particularly emphasized the use of hydrogen bonds and co-crystals. In addition to a large body of experimental work she was the major force in devising a set of rules known as graph sets to describe hydrogen bonds in a way that revealed similarities between structures without being tied up in the crystallographic details. Her experience teaching at an undergraduate institution and in working in both an industrial and academic setting gave her an unusually broad perspective from which to mentor students and to support and encourage colleagues. She had a love for people, for science, and especially for people who do science, that we honor.  The winner will present a lecture at the American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting. 

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