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Argonne’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering division personnel have been recognized individually and as teams for their outstanding contributions to their fields and to the advancement of technology from the laboratory to application.

The awards reflect the Division’s role as a science-based research, development, and early-stage engineering organization that conducts both fundamental and applied research using experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches and its commitment to mentoring young scientists and engineers.




  • Daniel Moberg, PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 
  • Khalil Amine, Junhong Chen, Lin Chen and Jun Lu, Clarivate Analytics Global Highly Cited Researcher for 2019
  • Joseph Gregar, Pinnacle of Education Award 
  • Di-Jia Liu & Lina Chong, 2019 R&D 100 Award - Fuel Cell with Ultralow Pt Loading
  • Jason Croy, R&D 100 Award
  • Stuart Rowan, R&D 100 Award
  • Khalil Amine, Zhonghai Chen, & Jun Lu R&D 100 Award - High-Energy Density & Safe Battery System for Powering Electric Vehicles
  • Khalil Amine, International Coalition of Energy Storage and Invocation Technology Award
  • Khalil Amine, The Electrochemical Society Battery Division Research Award
  • Khalil Amine, Global Energy Association, Global Energy Prize
  • Stephen Pratt, Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • Christopher Johnson, Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • Michael Thackeray, Laboratory Emeritus
  • Lawrence B. Harding, Laboratory Emeritus
  • Paul Fenter & CEES, Department of Energy, EFRC Ten at Ten Contest
  • Allison Dunlop, Andrew Jansen, Bryant Polzin, Stephen Trask awarded the Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate Excellence Award
  • Nancy Kariuki, Physical Sciences and Engineering Directorate Employee of the Month - August
  • Jun Lu, American Chemical Society Emerging Researcher Award
  • Ahmet Uysal, Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award
  • Udita Brahmachari, Ian Johnson, & Lily Robertson received Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards by the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne
  • Robin Harris, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Phay Ho & Arturo Gutierrez, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Marco Tulio Fonseca Rodrigues, Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance in the area of Applied Research
  • Yingjie Li, Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance in the area of Applied Research
  • Zhenzhen Yang, Rising Star Commercialization Award
  • Bryant Polzin, along with Jeff Spangernberger & Linda Gains, Delivering Impact Award for ReCell
  • Ann Bertling, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Ilya Shkrob, Argonne Spot Award
  • Anne Marie March, Argonne Spot Award
  • Travis Glenn Sikes, Argonne Spot Award
  • Edward Schmitt, Three Argonne Spot Award
  • Jae Jin Kim, Argonne Spot Award
  • Magali Ferrandon, Argonne Spot Award


  • John (Jack) Vaughey elected as 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Khalil Amine named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018 by Clarivate Analytics (highly cited researchers must have papers that are in the top 1% of most cited papers in a given field)
  • Larry Wall and Jeff Hinthorn, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Sofie Napora, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Robin Harris, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Daniel O’Hanlon, Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Kirill Prozument, R&D 100 Award Finalist
  • Lina Chong, Maria Goeppert Mayer Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Robert Dunford, Division Emeritus
  • Elliot Kanter, Division Emeritus
  • Julius Jellinek, Division Emeritus
  • Kevin (Mike) Myles, Division Emeritus
  • Albert Wagner, Laboratory Emeritus
  • Khalil Amine,  2018 Energy Storage Materials Journal Award, recognizing an outstanding scientist in the field of energy storage materials and devices who has made significant contribution and whose work shows significant innovation in the field
  • Paul Fenter, UChicago Argonne Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award
  • Chris Johnson, UChicago Argonne Board of Governors Distinguished Performance Award
  • Larry Harding, Steve Klippenstein, Jim Miller, and Al Wagner elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the The Combustion Institute 2018
  • Karen Mulfort recipient of DOE Early Career Award. The award provides support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work
  • Brian Ingram recipient of Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award: The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Operations Team
  • Stephen Klippenstein has received the 2018 Ya. B. Zeldovich Gold Medal from The Combustion Institute, one of the highest awards given to combustion researchers
  • David Bross, Aurora Early Science Program Award
  • Theodore Krause, Silver Spot Award
  • Christopher Veselka, Argonne Spot Award
  • Paul Fenter, Argonne Spot Award
  • Lisa Utschig, Gold Spot Award
  • Ahmed Abozeed Farghaly, Argonne Spot Award
  • Ann Bertling, Argonne Spot Award


  • Peter Stair recipient of the 2017 Herman Pines Award
  • Karen Mulfort recipient of the 2017 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists committee.  Awarded March 2018 at the 255th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
  • Khalil Amine and Chris Johnson inducted as Fellows of the Electrochemical Society 2017
  • David Tiede, Argonne Distinguished Fellow for 2017
  • Ted Krause received the Board of Governors award for Outstanding Safety Leadership
  • Ahmet Uysal, Argonne Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentoring Award
  • Zoha Hasnain Syed, Gold Spot Award
  • Khalil Amine and Michael Thackeray, NATTBatt Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mark Antonio, Gengbang Jin, Suntharalingam Skanthakumar, and Richard Wilson Argonne Pacesetter Award
  • Yanjie Cui, Anthony Fracaro, James Gilbert, Hakim Iddir, Jeremy Kropf, Victor Maroni, Anh Vu, Xiaoping Wang, Rui Xu, Zhenzhen Yang, John (Dave) Carter, Arturo Gutierrez Argonne Pacesetter Award 
  • Ann Bertling, Argonne Spot Award for a Safety Share
  • Javier Bareno Garcia-Ontiveros, Argonne Spot Award


  • Di-Jia Liu, 2016 R&D 100 Award - Porous Nano-network Catalyst
  • Argonne Distinguished Performance Award, Al Wagner
  • Argonne Pinnacle of Education Award, Sarah Soltau
  • Argonne Distinguished Fellow Lawrence B. Harding named as one of the top reviewers for the Journal of Chemical Physics.
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A has a special tribute honoring the seminal contributions of Argonne Distinguished Fellow Lawrence B. Harding (CSE), Senior Chemist Joe V. Michael (CSE) and Argonne Distinguished Fellow Albert F. Wagner (CSE). The team is honored for their combined 100 years of combustion kinetics studies and research at Argonne. 2015
  • 2016 International Battery Association (IBA) Early Career Award, Jason Croy
  • Lynda Soderholm, Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award, Sang Soo Lee
  • Lawrence B. Harding named a Top Reviewer, Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • Postdoctoral Appointee Rachel Klet awarded the April 2016 Gold Spot Award
  • Linda Young award Helmholtz International Fellowship
  • Argonne Spot Awards: Ann Bertling, Rachel Klet, Ke Yuan, Sang Soo Lee, David Kaphan, & Cameron Peebles
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Victor (Tory) Steed
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Theodore Krause and Deborah Myers


  • Sarah Soltau awarded best Postdoctoral Fellowship talk of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall meeting held in Boston, MA
  • National Safety Council Outstanding Safety Award: 5M hours worked without days-away injury
  • UChicago Argonne, LLC BOG Outstanding Service Award, Deborah Vervack
  • UChicago Argonne, LLC BOG Pinnacle of Education Award, Daniel Abraham
  • Michael Thackeray named recipient of the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Brian Ingram
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Brittany Spears and Deborah Vervack
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Sheldon Lee
  • Argonne Spot Awards: Jason Croy, Nicolas Donders, Ryan Langton, & Karen Mulfort


  • Outstanding Safety Award: 3.5 million hours worked without a day-away injury
  • Emilio E. Bunel is a recipient of the 2014 HENAAC Luminary Award
  • Lawrence Harding awarded the Bernhard Lewis Gold Medal
  • Branco Ruscic named International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Fellow
  • 2014 R&D Award, Zhengcheng Zhang, Elizabeth Jordan, Leslie Pinnell & Christopher Kramer
  • 2014 NNSA Award for Outstanding Achievement, Megan Bennett & Sergey Chemerisov
  • U Chicago Pinnacle of Education Award, Michael D. Kaminski
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Christine McGhee
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, John Osudar and Daniel Preuss
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Jodi Canaday


  • Stephen Klippenstein named Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • 2013 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad, Jinhua Huang
  • 2013 Outstanding Postdoctoral Supervisor Award, Daniel Abraham
  • Sugden Award from the British Section of The Combustion Institute, Branko Ruscic and co-authors, Inhibition of hydrogen oxidation by HBr and Br2159 Combustion and Flame (2012) 528-540.
  • 2013 Brian Kelly Award, Vilas Pol
  • 2013 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office R&D Award, Khalil Amine
  • DOE Vehicle Technologies 2013 Distinguished Performance Award, Khalil Amine and Michael Wang
  • Energy Rock Star” Award, U.S. Department of Energy, Jim Miller
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Seema Naik
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Deborah Vervack
  • Argonne Pacesetter Award, Lawrence Wall and Victor (Tory) Steed 


  • Khalil Amine named Argonne Distinguished Fellow
  • US DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award for work on Fukushima, Monica Regalbuto
  • 2012 Early Career Research Program Award, Richard Wilson
  • First Prize in Science as Art” competition, 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Vilas Pol
  • AAAS Fellow, Lin Chen. Read story.
  • Director’s Award for Outstanding Safety Leadership, UChicago-Argonne Board of Governors, Andrew Jansen
  • 2012 R&D 100 Award, Khalil Amine
  • Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award, Lynn Trahey
  • 2012 Annual Merit Review Award, Thomas Benjamin, John Kopasz and Walter Podolski
  • U.S. Drive USCAR Team Award, Walt Podolski, Tom Benjamin, John Kopasz, and Debbie Myers
  • Stephen Southworth,  American Physical Society Fellow


  • 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award, Monica Regalbuto
  • 2011 Yeager Award, International Battery Association, Michael Thackeray
  • 2011 DOE Early Career Research Award, Jeff Greeley
  • 2011 Distinguished Performance Award, University of Chicago, David M. Tiede
  • 2012 ACA Warren Award, American Crystallographic Association, Paul Fenter
  • DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Award, Jim Miller
  • U Chicago Pinnacle of Education Award, Giselle Sandi-Tapia
  • U Chicago Argonne, LLC Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory Outstanding Service Award, Joseph Gregar


  • 2010 Powerful Hispanics in Energy Award, Monica Regalbuto
  • DOE Vehicle Technology Merit Award, Michael Thackeray


  • American Physical Society Fellow, Stephen Klippenstein