Nominations for the 2013 Linus Pauling Medal Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Linus Pauling Medal Award.

Sponsored jointly by the Oregon, Portland, and Puget Sound ACS local sections, the award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of and in honor of Linus Pauling, a native of the Pacific Northwest. The medal will be presented at a symposium to be held this fall in Portland, Oregon.

Nominations should consist of a concise curriculum vitae that includes significant publications and a list of honors and awards, along with a summary (400–1,000 words) of scientific achievements, including explanations that clearly outline the importance of the nominee’s work. Letters seconding the nomination are encouraged.

Nominations from previous years will be automatically carried over for up to two years only, after which new nomination materials will be required. Updating past nomination files is always encouraged.

Scientists of all nationalities are eligible for this award. However, the award will not be given for work for which the nominee has already received a Nobel Prize.

According to the express wish of Linus Pauling, it is preferred that the award honor younger scientists whenever possible.

Please send an e-mail with a single inclusive PDF of all nomination documents by March 15 to Professor Carl Wamser, Pauling Medal Award Chair, at