ACA Awards

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.  Information on submitting a nomination form is at the end of this page.

Bertram Eugene Warren Diffraction Physics Award
Bau Neutron Diffraction Award
Fankuchen Memorial Award
A.L. Patterson Award
M.J. Buerger Award
Elizabeth A. Wood Science Writing Award
Kenneth N. Trueblood Award
Charles E. Supper Instrumentation Award
David G. Rognlie Award
Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award
Public Service Awards
Service Awards

 

Current Winners

Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award: Kristin M. Hutchins (Texas Tech University)

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.

David G. Rognlie Award: Majed Chergui (EPFL, Lausanne)

David (Dave) Rognlie was a dedicated and much loved member of the crystallographic community, interacting over many years with a large number of scientists through his activities as owner of Blake Industries. The award is intended to embody Dave’s values and personality: His generosity of spirit, optimism, selflessness and unstinting desire to help others to succeed in their endeavors. The award will be for any meritorious discovery or advance in structural science by someone at any stage of their career.

A.L. Patterson Award: Tamir Gonen (UCLA)

To recognize and encourage outstanding research in the structure of matter by diffraction methods, including significant contributions to the methodology of structure determination and/or innovative application of diffraction methods and/or elucidation of biological, chemical, geological or physical phenomena using new structural information.

Elizabeth A. Wood Science Writing Award: Juan Manuel García-Ruiz (CSIC-University of Granada)

The award is named in honor of Elizabeth A. Wood, President of the ACA in 1957, and author of science books for lay readers. Persons who have writ- ten books or articles that bring science to the attention of a wider audience are eligible.

 

Awards Schedule

The ACA relies on its experienced membership to recognize and bring attention to the accomplishments and contributions of their fellow members and colleagues. 

Nominate a Colleague

 The schedule of upcoming awards and relevant deadlines are:

AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONSDEADLINE TO SUBMIT PRESENTATION
David G. Rognlie Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2021 April 1, 2022 Annual Meeting 2023
A.L. Patterson Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2021 April 1, 2022 Annual Meeting 2023
Elizabeth A. Wood Science Writing Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2021 April 1, 2022 Annual Meeting 2023
Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2021 April 1, 2022 Annual Meeting 2023
     
Bertram Eugene Warren Diffraction Physics Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2022

April 1, 2023

Annual Meeting 2024
M.J. Buerger Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2022

April 1, 2023

Annual Meeting 2024
Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2022 April 1, 2023
Annual Meeting 2024
     
Bau Neutron Diffraction Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2023

April 1, 2024

Annual Meeting 2025
Fankuchen Memorial Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2023

April 1, 2024

Annual Meeting 2025
Kenneth N. Trueblood Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2023

April 1, 2024

Annual Meeting 2025
Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award Submit a Nomination Fall 2023

April 1, 2024

Annual Meeting 2025

 

To Submit a Nomination

To submit a nomination you will need the following:
  • Your Contact Information
  • The Nominee's Contact Information
  • A One Page Narrative
  • The Nominee's CV
  • The Nominee's Publication List
  • Three (3) Support Letters
Submit a Nomination Online
Questions?  Contact ACA HQ