Suljo Linic, Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering will be honored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as a 2023 recipient of the national Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis, sponsored by the Gabor A. and Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund.
The award, established by the ACS Board of Directors in 2002, recognizes outstanding theoretical, experimental or developmental research resulting in the advancement of understanding or application of catalysis. It is the most prestigious award given by ACS for catalysis research.
Linic will join a prestigious list of some of the most distinguished researchers in the field of catalysis, including 2021 Nobel Prize recipients David W.C. MacMillian and 2005 Nobel Prize recipient Robert H. Grubbs.
“I am truly honored to receive the 2023 Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis,” Linic said. “I’m immensely grateful to my former and current students, postdocs, mentors, peers and colleagues.”
ACS award recipients will be honored during an upcoming ceremony in conjunction with the ACS Spring 2023 meeting on March 28.
Linic earned his MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware in Newark and has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan in the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2004. Since 2015, he has been a Hans Fischer Fellows at the Chemistry Department of Technical University in Munich, Germany, and has served as an associate editor of ACS Catalysis, a multi-disciplinary catalysis journal published by the American Chemical Society.
In 2021, Linic was appointed the Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering in recognition of his efforts as an extraordinary scholar and currently serves as director of the Energy Systems Engineering Program at Michigan Engineering.
His research has been recognized by many prominent international and national organizations including the Michigan Catalysis Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Council of the International Association of Catalysis Societies, the Dreyus Foundation and the National Science Foundation.