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Clarence (Larry) G. Gerhold Award

Recognizes an individual's outstanding contribution in research, development, or in the application of chemical separations technology. Starting in 2010 the award will be presented in even years to nominees from industry or non academic entities, and in odd years to nominees from academia. Nominees can indicate in which category they want to be considered. The criteria used for selection shall be consistent with the category.


A check for $3000, a plaque, and 2 complementary tickets (recipient plus guest) to the Separations Division Awards Dinner at the AIChE Fall Annual Meeting.

DeadlineMay 1, 2024
AdministratorsSeparations Division (SEP)
PresentationA plaque and $3,000, plus a travel allowance.
Nomination Instructions

Selection criteria include:

  1. A sustained record (at least 15 years) of contributions to separations technology. Such activity may include demonstrated leadership in research, teaching, engineering, or any aspect of industrial practice.
  2. A unique and valuable contribution to separations technology which has had a major impact on one of the separation technologies. The contribution should represent a turning point in a particular technology.
  3. A continuing and extensive record of service to the Separations Division.
  4. Nominees must be members of AIChE. To facilitate the review process, the preferred format for Nomination Packages is electronic, in ".pdf" format.

If you wish to submit a Nomination Package in any other format, electronic or print, please contact the Separations Division Gerhold Award Committee Chair, Dan Summers,  well in advance of the submission deadline. Send nominations to Dan Summers email:

Nomination Form

SponsorsHoneywell UOP

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