Lavoisier Medal

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A Lavoisier Medal is an award named and given in honor of Antoine Lavoisier, considered by some to be a father of modern chemistry.[1]

At least three organizations independently give awards for achievement in chemical-related disciplines, each using the name Lavoisier Medal. Lavoisier Medals are awarded by the following organizations:

French Chemical Society (Société Chimique de France (SCF))[edit]

The French Chemical Society's Médaille Lavoisier is given for work or actions which have enhanced the perceived value of chemistry in society.[1]

International Society for Biological Calorimetry (ISBC)[edit]

The ISBC's Lavoisier Medal is awarded to an internationally acknowledged scientist for an outstanding contribution to the development and/or the application of direct calorimetry in biology and medicine[2]

Source: ISBC

Dupont[edit]

The DuPont company's Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement is presented to DuPont scientists and engineers who have made outstanding contributions to DuPont and their scientific fields throughout their careers. Antoine Lavoisier mentored the founder of the company, E. I. du Pont, more than 200 years ago.

It was awarded 95 times from 1990 to 2013.[3][4] Stephanie Louise Kwolek received the award in 1995.[5] As of June 2014, she is the only female DuPont employee to receive the honor.[6]

Partial list of recipients[edit]

Source (1990-2012): Dupont
Source: (2011 onwards): Dupont

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 7 Cornellians receive prestigious national and international honors - news.cornell.edu retrieved 14 August 2007
  2. ^ The Lavoisier Medal from the ISBC web page, retrieved 14 August 2007
  3. ^ Recipients 1990 – 2012 | http://www.dupont.com/content/dam/assets/corporate-functions/our-approach/science/awards-and%20-recognition/articles/documents/Lavoisier%20Academy.pdf
  4. ^ To include recipient 2013 | http://www.dupont.com/corporate-functions/our-approach/science/awards-and-recognition/articles/lavoisier-medalists.html
  5. ^ a b "DUPONT SCIENTISTS HONORED WITH LAVOISIER MEDALS FOR TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT". PRNewswire. 27 April 1995. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kevlar inventor Stephanie Kwolek dies". BBC News. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Thomas H. Chilton Award" Educational Resources for Particle Technology. Retrieved May 8, 2011
  8. ^ Acadia University, I. Maxwell Robinson
  9. ^ "Nomex Scientist Earns Lavoisier Medal". FiberSource. June 20, 2002. Retrieved 2008-08-08
  10. ^ Chemical Heritage, Rudy Pariser
  11. ^ Highest DuPont Honor for Scientific Innovation Given to Three Outstanding DuPont Scientists - DuPont press release retrieved 14 August 2007
  12. ^ a b "Lavoisier Medalists are extraordinary scientists and engineers". Dupont. Retrieved 9 November 2015.