Dauenhauer wins 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis

April 29, 2021 - Professor Paul Dauenhauer has won the 2021 Herman Pines Award in Catalysis for outstanding research in the field of catalysis from the Catalysis Club of Chicago. Dauenhauer will be the featured plenary speaker at the Spring Symposium on May 13-14, 2021 and present an award address, "The Catalytic Mechanics of Dynamic Surfaces for Energy Technology." The award consists of a plaque, cash award, and travel reimbursement.

Herman Pines was an outstanding research scientist in both industry and academia, and his work revolutionized the general understanding of organic chemistry, particularly the chemistry of hydrocarbons interacting with strong acids. The Award in his honor is co-sponsored by UOP, where Herman Pines began his industrial career in 1930 and amassed 145 US patents, and by the Catalysis Club of Chicago of which Herman Pines was a founding member while at Northwestern University.