2016

Christopher J. Ellison

The University of Texas at Austin
For his creative application of chemistry to the design and development of new materials and processes of great value to society.

2015

Dr. Stephan Link

Rice University
For important contributions in plasmonic nanomaterials.

2014

Benjamin P. Tu

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For his insightful characterization of metabolic cycles and how they influence cell growth and other fundamental processes in yeast..

2013

Olafs Daugulis

University of Houston
For his groundbreaking contributions in transition metal-based catalysis.

2012

Oleg V. Ozerov

Texas A&M University
For groundbreaking and numerous contributions in organometallic and organofluorine chemistry.

2011

Jason H. Hafner

Rice University
For his innovative work on carbon nanotubes, nanophotonics and membrane biophysics.

2010

Kim Orth

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For her rigorous and creative research in the field of bacterial pathogenic signaling.

2009

Cecilia Clementi

Rice University
For her fundamental contributions to the understanding of the molecular biophysics of protein dynamics.

2008

Francis T.F. Tsai

Baylor College of Medicine
For his innovative work on determining three-dimensional structures of molecular chaperones and multi-component protein assemblies involved in transcription regulation.

2007

Patrick G. Harran

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For his contributions to the synthesis of biologically important molecules.

2006

Paul S. Cremer

Texas A&M University
For his important contributions to the interdisciplinary field of biological surface chemistry.

2005

Zhijian "James" Chen

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For his discovery of an unanticipated regulatory role for protein ubiquitination in signal transduction.

2004

Jianpeng Ma

Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University
For his contributions to biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology.

2003

Xiaodong Wang

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
For his work in the field of biochemistry, especially concerning the understanding of the process of apoptosis.

2002

Andrew R. Barron

Rice University
For his work in the field of inorganic chemistry, especially in the formation of inorganic-organic hybrid materials.