1981 William H. Glaze, The University of Texas at Dallas, "Applications of Chemistry in the Study of Drinking Water Supplies"
1982 Larry Kevan, The University of Houston, "Chemical Applications of Electron Spin Echoes"
1983 Allen J. Bard, The University of Texas at Austin, "Solar Energy Conversion through Photochemistry at Semiconductors"
1984 Andrew L. Ternay, Jr., The University of Texas at Arlington, "A Role for the Organic Chemist in Modern Chemistry–the Treatment of Mental Illness with Chemicals"
1985 Ralph A. Zingaro, Texas A&M University, "Selenium–A Schizophrenic Element"
1986 Henry J. Shine, Texas Tech University, "Learning How Molecules React by Using Heavy Atoms"
1987 W. Carl Lineberger, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), The University of Colorado, "Laser Probes of the Structure of Anions"
1988 J. J. Lagowski, The University of Texas at Austin, "The Future of Chemical Education"
1989 Raymond B. Seymour, University of Southern Mississippi, "Modern Polymer Science"
1990 Kurt J. Irgolic, University of Graz, Austria, "Arsenic in the Environment"
1991 Gerald L. Robbins, Mobay Corporation, "The Chemist’s Role in Industry"
1992 Julia E. Lever, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, "How Molecules Cross Cell Membranes"
1993 Ronald Macfarlane, Texas A&M University, "Benchtop Chemistry Induced by Nuclear Fission"
1994 Richard E. Smalley, Rice University, "Buckyballs and the New Carbon-Based Nanotechnology"
1995 O. Stanley Fruchey, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation, "Polymers to Pharmaceuticals to Polymers, A Story of Serendipity and Technical Success"
1996 Darleane C. Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley, "One-Atom-At-A-Time Chemistry of the Heaviest Elements"
1997 Mario J. Molina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: A Global Problem"
1998 Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology, "Travels Along the DNA Helix"
1999 J. Roger Hirl, President and CEO of Occidental Chemical, "Chemicals 2000: Bringing on the Future"
2000 Neil Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, "Noble Gas Chemistry"
2001 Daryle H. Busch, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas, 2000 President of the American Chemical Society, "Extreme Ligands for Extreme Purposes"
2002 Peter J. Stang, University of Utah, "Nanoscale Molecular Architecture:  Design and Self-assembly of Metallacyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination"
2003 John Conkling, Former Executive Director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, "Things That Go 'Boom" in the Night"
2004 Carl E. Wieman, Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001, "Bose-Einstein Condensate:  Quantum Weirdness at Lowest Temperature in the Universe"
2005 John M. White, Welch Professor of Chemistry, the University of Texas at Austin, "Chemical Catalysis:  Controlling Chemical Reactions for a Secure Energy Future"
2006 David H. Russell, Texas A&M University, "Proteomics: The Driving Force for Developmental Mass Spectrometry"
2007 Geri Richmond, University of Oregon, "Going Nonlinear to Understand the Molecular Properties of Water Surfaces that Underlie Important Environmental Process"
2008 Touradj Solouki, The University of Maine, " Emerging Biological and X-omic Research"
2009 John Gladysz, Texas A&M University, "Alkene Metathesis in Metal Coordination Spheres: The Quest for Molecular Gyroscope"
2010 Sara Kerrigan, Sam Houston State University, "Human Performance Toxicology: Drugs and Driving"
2011 Troy Wood, University at Buffalo , "Biological Mass Spectrometry in the Next Generation: From Miniaturization to the Search for Biomarkers"
2012 Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Nanogenerators for Self-Power Systems & Piezotronics for Active Fleible electronics"
2013 Edward M. Marcotte, University of Texas at Austin, "Deaf plants and bleeding yeast: Evolution,the proteome,and human disease"
2014 Brian D. McCabe, Columbia University NY,NY, "Exploiting Drosophila to Explore the Development & Disease of Motor Circuits' Driving"
2015 Jonathan L. Sessler, University of Texas at Austin, "Expanded Porphyrins Based on Pyrrole, Pyridine and Furan. "
2016 Marcus Weck, New York University, "Directed Assembly and Crystallization of Colloids"
2017 K.C. Nicolaou, Rice University, "The Art and Science of Organic Synthesis and Its Impact on Science and Society"

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