Greater Houston Section


ACS-GHS Younger Chemist Award


Jakoah Brgoch, University of Houston

Award Criteria

Purpose: To provide recognition for meritorious contributions to the welfare and distinction of the Section, as demonstrated by contributions to education, research, Sectional service or community service.

Nature: The award consists of an ACS major award plaque and is presented at the ACS-GHS Fall Awards Banquet.

Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must be an ACS member who resides within the Section and be ≤35 years of age as of December 31st of the award year. Contributions recognized by the award must have been performed while the recipient was a resident of the Section area.

Required Nomination Components:

  • Nomination letter, not exceeding two pages;
  • Two seconding letters, each of which contains information that is significantly different from that in the other and from the nominating letter; and
  • A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession.  

Submit completed Nominations to Laurent Pirolli at


Past Award Winners

2017 - Tom Teets, University of Houston

2016 - Eme Abu, Houston Community College

2015 - Loi Do, University of Houston

2014 - Catherine Faler, ExxonMobil

2012 - Michael Matson, University of Houston, Downtown

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