The ANACHEM Award was established in 1953 and is presented annually to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research, administration or other activity which has advanced the art and science of the field. The Award was presented as a part of the Anachem Conference through 1972. After 1972, the ANACHEM Award has been presented at the national meeting presented by FACSS as a part of a special symposium comprising a group of invited speakers. The 2012 ANACHEM award will be presented at the SciX meeting in Kansas City, MO.  More details on the award are available from ANACHEM.

2014 ANACHEM Award Recipient

David E. Clemmer
Robert & Marjorie Mann Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Professor Clemmer grew up in the southwest where he received a B.S. in Chemistry from Adams State College (1987) and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah (1992).  He was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow and did postdoctoral work at the
Himeji Institute of Technology in Himeji Japan.  He continued his postdoctoral work in Martin Jarrold’s laboratory at Northwestern University before joining the Chemistry faculty at Indiana University in 1995.  From 2002 to 2006 he served as the chair of the Chemistry Department and he is currently the associate dean for the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

 Clemmer’s research involves the development of analytical methods for studying the structures of complex low-symmetry systems.  His group is especially interested in measurements that allow rapid characterization of complex mixtures of biological molecules.  Some of the methods have been commercialized and now are being used to address a range of scientific problems, including: elucidation of fundamental issues associated with how proteins fold and aggregate; characterization of the human proteome; and, assessment of molecules that may be used as markers for following specific disease states.

 Professor Clemmer’s research group has published more than 190 papers and their work has been recognized with awards from the Sloan, Dreyfus, and National Science Foundations, the American Chemical Society, and the American Society of Mass Spectrometry.  He is an AAAS and FRSC fellow. He was also a member of the Defense Science Study Group.


Nominations for the future ANACHEM awards should be submitted to the current president of the ANACHEM organizaitons.  Contacts details can be found on the ANACHEM website.

Previous ANACHEM Award Winners

1953 Hobart H. Willard
1954 M.G. Mellon
1955 No Awardee
1956 William Fredrick
1957 Philip J. Elving
1958 Charles Gambrill
1959 G. Frederick Smith
1960 Harry A. Bright
1961 I. M. Kolthoff
1962 Paul K. Winter
1963 A.A. Benedetti-Pichler
1964 Lawrence Hallett
1965 John Hague
1966 Harvey Kiehl
1967 Ralph G. Smith
1968 Eugene Sawicki
1969 Sidney Siggia
1970 Vernon Stenger
1971 Velmer Fassel
1972 Charles Reilly
1973 Rosalyn Yallow
1974 John Mitchell, Jr.
1975 David F. Boltz
1976 John Vandenbelt
1977 Richard Hahn
1978 Jeanette Grasselli
1979 J.J. Kirkland
1980 James D. Winefordner
1981 Walter McCrone
1982 James Shoolery
1983 Roger Bates
1984 Gary Hieftje
1985 Fred M. McLafferty
1986 Henry Freiser
1987 Howard Malmstadt
1988 Walter Slavin
1989 Harry L. Pardue
1990 Janet Osteryoung
1991 Ben S. Freiser
1992 Milos V. Novotny
1993 Richard Nyquist
1994 Joseph A. Caruso
1995 George G. Stafford
1996 James Jorgenson
1997 Michael Morris
1998 Lloyd Snyder
1999 Steve Stein
2000 R. Sam Houk
2001 Chuck Sweeley
2002 Bruce Chase
2003 Catherine Fenselau
2004 Walter Jennings
2005 Mary J. Wirth
2006 Richard D. Sacks
2007 Isiah Warner
2008 Scott A. McLuckey
2009 E. Neil Lewis
2010 Marc D. Porter
2011 Robert B. 'Chip' Cody
2012 Peter Griffiths - Interview with Griffiths
2013 Norman Dovichi