Boreskov Institute of Catalysis was founded in 1958 as a part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The founder and the first Director of the Institute till 1984 was academician Georgii Konstantinovich Boreskov.
One of the main activity areas of the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis is fundamental investigations in catalytic science to discover new principles of chemical reactions and to create innovative catalytic compositions and technologies.
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis places high emphasis to training of young scientists. On the basis of Institute a lot of students and PhD students are doing scientific practical works.
28 December 2007
The Tanabe Prize for Acid Base Catalysis is sponsored by The International Acid-Base Catalysis (ABC) Group. It is administrated by The ABC Group and will be awarded at ABC-6 and at all subsequent ABC conferences. Each awardee will be asked to give a plenary lecture. The award consists of a plaque and a prize of $ 2000. Up to an additional $ 1000 will be made available for otherwise non-reimbursed travel expenses.The award is given in recognition of substantial contributions to the field of acid and/or base catalysis. It may be given either to a young person who has demonstrated real promise in the early part of his/her career, or to an individual at any stage of his/her career (subject to the age requirement below), who has made significant contributions to the area within the six years preceding the award.
Selection of the awardee will be made by a committee appointed by a vote of the board members of The ABC Group. The nominees should not have passed their 56th birthday on 10 May 2009 on which date the award will be presented at the ABC-6 conference in Genova, Italy 10-14 May 2009 (http://www.catalisidichep.unige.it/ABC-6.htm).
Nomination packages should indicate the nominee’s qualifications, accomplishments, nominating letter, one optional seconding letter and a biography of the nominee. A critical evaluation of the significance of the candidate’s qualifications should be made as well as a statement of the particular contribution(s) on which the nomination is based. Nomination packages for the Award must be received by 1 June 2008.
All nomination packages (one electronic copy) should be sent to Jacques Védrine, President, The ABC Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org. An email receipt message will be sent to each nominator.