William H. Nichols Medal


The William H. Nichols Medal is awarded annually for original research in chemistry. Nominees must have made a "significant and original contribution in any field of chemistry" during the five years preceding the presentation date. The medallist receives a gold medal, a bronze replica and a cash award.[1] The award was established in 1902 by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) through a gift from chemist and businessman William H. Nichols.[2] It was the first award to be approved by the ACS. The medal was first awarded in 1903.[1]

William H. Nichols Medal
Date1902 (1902)
Presented byAmerican Chemical Society, New York Local Section


The award is given yearly and was first presented in 1903.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "William H. Nichols Distinguished Symposium, Medal Award Presentation & Dinner 2017 Call For Nominations". American Chemical Society, New York Section. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ "The William H. Nichols Medal". Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry. 6 (4): 274. 1914. doi:10.1021/ie50064a001.
  3. ^ "Nichols Medalists". American Chemical Society, New York Section. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ McKinney, Donna (June 30, 2011). "NRL's Debra Rolison Honored with ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials". U. S. Naval Research Laboratory. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  5. ^ "2018 William H. Nichols Award Symposium".
  6. ^ Wang, Linda (September 23, 2019). "C&EN Global Enterprise ACS NEWS Vicki Grassian wins Nichols Medal". C&EN. 97 (37): 32. doi:10.1021/cen-09737-awards4. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Prof. Vicki H. Grassian, 2019 Nichols Medalist" (PDF). The Indicator. Vol. 100, no. 4. pp. 5–7. Retrieved 21 February 2020.