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 Annual ANACHEM Award is currenly presented at the annual SciX Meeting.

2016 ANACHEM Award Recipient

Paul Cremer, Pennsylvania State University

Paul Cremer received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1996 at the University of California – Berkeley. He then spent two years as the Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University before beginning his own independent research career in 1998 at Texas A&M University, where he became a distinguished professor and Arthur E. Martell Chair of Chemistry. In 2013, he moved to Penn State University as the J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Natural Sciences where he currently holds appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His research is at the cross roads of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and engineering. His group has exploited linear and non-linear vibrational spectroscopies to follow the interactions of ions with peptides, proteins, and macromolecules. This has helped unravel the molecular level mechanisms of the Hofmeister series, a rank ordering of how salt ions affect the physical behavior in mixtures of water, organics, and salts. His group has also invented a wide variety of high throughput, low sample volume microfluidic techniques. For example, he is the inventor of temperature gradient microfluidics as well as pH modulation sensing for the label free detection of peptide, small molecule, ion, and protein binding at lipid membrane interfaces. Most recently, his laboratory has pioneered studies of the metallomembrane, including the tight binding of Cu2+ and other first row transition metal ions to lipids in bilayer membranes containing amine groups such as phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylethanolamine.

Cremer has written over 125 papers and given over 250 invited lectures. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Beckman Young Investigator Award, the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, a Sloan Fellowship, a Dreyfus Fellowship, the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research, and the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science. He is currently an associate editor for J. Am. Chem. Soc. as well as a fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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 Peter Griffiths
2013 Norman Dovichi - Interview with Norm Dovichi
2014 David E Clemmer - Interview with David E. Clemmer by Spectroscopy
2015 Jonathan Sweedler - Interview with Johnathan Sweedler by Spectroscopy