Department of Chemistry

F. A. Cotton Medal for Excellence Chemical Research

The F. A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research was established in 1994 by the Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society and the Chemistry Department of Texas A&M University. First awarded on March 31, 1995 to Frank Albert Cotton, the medal is supported by an initial endowment of over $100,000. The funds were raised, in conjunction with Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry: A Symposium in Honor of F.A. Cotton, by Carlos A. Murillo, a long-time friend and co-worker. The F. A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research is awarded annually and recognizes accomplishments in research rather than distinction of any other sort, no matter how meritorious. The award is not restricted by gender, country, or branch of chemistry.

2022 F.A. Cotton Medalist

Cynthia Friend

Harvard University / Kavli Foundation

Symposium Schedule
Friday, April 22
Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium | Texas A&M University

1:15 p.m.

Poster Session

1:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Simon North
Texas A&M University

1:50 p.m.

Remembering Carlos Murillo

Joseph Reibenspies
Texas A&M University

2:00 p.m.

Integrating Surface Science With Functional Catalysts

Robert Madix
Harvard University

3:00 p.m.

Precision Engineering of Metal Nanoparticle Surfaces for Fundamental Studies of Catalytic Reactivity

Michelle Personick
Wesleyan University

4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break and Poster Session

4:30 p.m.

Catalysis Design for Sustainability:
The beauty and complexity of dilute alloy catalysts

Cynthia Friend
Harvard University & Kavli Foundation

Medal Presentation
The George Hotel (180 Century Court, College Station)

6:30 p.m.

Reception

7:00 p.m.

Dinner

8:00 p.m.

Presentation of F.A. Cotton Medal

Cody Folden
Chair, Texas A&M Section of the American Chemical Society

 

Closing Remarks

Cynthia Friend