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Argonne's Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division scientists and engineers have been recognized individually and as teams for their outstanding contributions to their fields and to the advancement of technology from the laboratory to application.

The awards reflect the Division's role as a science-based research, development, and early-stage engineering organization that conducts both fundamental and applied research using experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches and its commitment to mentoring young scientists and engineers.


  • Finalist for 2016 R&D 100 Awards; Metal-Organic-Framework Embedded Nanofibrous Catalyst from DJ Liu (CSE)
  • Argonne Distinguished Performance Award, Al Wagner
  • Argonne Pinnacle of Education Award, Sarah Soltau
  • Argonne Distinguished Fellow Lawrence B. Harding named as one of the top reviewers for the Journal of Chemical Physics.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A has a special tribute honoring the seminal contributions of Argonne Distinguished Fellow Lawrence B. Harding (CSE), Senior Chemist Joe V. Michael (CSE) and Argonne Distinguished Fellow Albert F. Wagner (CSE). The team is honored for their combined 100 years of combustion kinetics studies and research at Argonne. 2015
  • 2016 International Battery Association (IBA) Early Career Award, Jason Croy
  • Lynda Soderholm named Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Sang Soo Lee
  • Postdoctoral Appointee Rachel Klet awarded the April 2016 Gold Spot Award


  • Sarah Soltau awarded best Postdoctoral Fellowship talk of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall meeting held in Boston, MA
  • National Safety Council Outstanding Safety Award: 5M hours worked without days-away injury
  • UChicago Argonne, LLC BOG Outstanding Service Award, Deborah Vervack
  • UChicago Argonne, LLC BOG Pinnacle of Education Award, Daniel Abraham
  • Michael Thackeray named recipient of the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering


  • Outstanding Safety Award:  3.5 million hours worked without a day-away injury
  • Emilio E. Bunel is a recipient of the 2014 HENAAC Luminary Award
  • Lawrence Harding awarded the Bernhard Lewis Gold Medal
  • Branco Ruscic named International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Fellow
  • 2014 R&D Award, Zhengcheng Zhang, Elizabeth Jordan, Leslie Pinnell & Christopher Kramer
  • 2014 NNSA Award for Outstanding Achievement, Megan Bennett & Sergey Chemerisov
  • U Chicago Pinnacle of Education Award, Michael D. Kaminski


  • Stephen Klippenstein named Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad, Jinhua Huang
  • 2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Award, Daniel Abraham
  • Sugden Award from the British Section of The Combustion Institute, Branko Ruscic and co-authors, "Inhibition of hydrogen oxidation by HBr and Br2" 159 Combustion and Flame (2012) 528-540.
  • 2013 Brian Kelly Award, Vilas Pol
  • 2013 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office R&D Award, Khalil Amine
  • DOE Vehicle Technologies 2013 Distinguished Performance Award, Khalil Amine and Michael Wang
  • Energy "Rock Star" Award, U.S. Department of Energy, Jim Miller



  • 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award, Monica Regalbuto
  • 2011 Yeager Award, International Battery Association, Michael Thackeray
  • 2011 DOE Early Career Research Award, Jeff Greeley
  • 2011 Distinguished Performance Award, University of Chicago, David M. Tiede
  • 2012 ACA Warren Award, American Crystallographic Association, Paul Fenter
  • DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Award, Jim Miller
  • U Chicago Pinnacle of Education Award, Giselle Sandi-Tapia
  • U Chicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory Outstanding Service Award, Joseph Gregar


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