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.

2015 ANACHEM Award Recipient

Jonathan V. Sweedler
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana IL

Jonathan Sweedler received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1988, spent several years at Stanford before moving to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 where he has been ever since. At Illinois, he is currently the James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Director of the School of Chemical Science, and affiliated with the Institute of Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. His research interests focus on developing new approaches for assaying small volume samples, and in applying these methods to study novel interactions between cells. These analytical approaches include micro and nanofluidics, miniaturized separations, mass spectrometry and NMR. He has used these tools to characterize small molecules and peptides in a range of animal models across metazoan life and in samples as small as individual cells and cellular domains. Sweedler, with large international teams of biologists and technologists, has performed comprehensive interrogation of the genome, transcriptome and peptidome in Aplysia californica, Schmidtea mediterranea, Apis mellifera, Taeniopygia guttata, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, and other models to uncover signaling peptides and pathways involved in wide range of functions and behaviors.

Sweedler has published more than 350 manuscripts and presented 400 invited lectures.  He has received numerous awards including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Analytical Division Arthur Findeis Award, the Benedetti-Pichler Award in Microanalysis, the Gill Prize in Neuroscience, the Instrumentation Award from the Analytical Division of the ACS, the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award, and the 2014 ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry. He is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Analytical Chemistry.

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 magazine