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.

2019 F.A. Cotton Medalist

A. Paul Alivisatos

University of California, Berkeley

Invited speakers

Dong Hee Son

Texas A&M University

Delia Milliron

University of Texas

Symposium Schedule
March 22, ILSB Lobby & Auditorium


Poster Session


Dong Hee Son, Texas A&M University


Delia Milliron, University of Texas at Austin


Poster Session and Coffee Break


Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley, 2019 Cotton Medalist Lecture


Closing Remarks


Dinner at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. RSVP Required.


*Contact Julie Zercher,, for information about the dinner.