Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division Manuel M. Baizer Award

The Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division Manuel M. Baizer Award was established in 1992 to recognize individuals for their outstanding scientific achievements in the electrochemistry of organics and organometallic compounds, carbon-based polymers and biomass, whether fundamental or applied, and including but not limited to synthesis, mechanistic studies, engineering of processes, electrocatalysis, devices such as sensors, pollution control, and separation/recovery. (Specifically excluded are the development of electroanalytical methods and purely physical electrochemistry.) 

Nomination Period: October 15, even years – January 15, odd years 
Presented: Spring meeting, even years

Recipient qualifications

The award is open to both members and nonmembers of the Society who have made significant long-term contributions to the fields of organic and biological electrochemistry that have enriched the area for others.

Nominations are for one award cycle only.


The award consists of a scroll, and a US $1,000 prize. The recipient is required to attend the designated meeting to present an award lecture. The recipient may receive (if required) some financial assistance toward travel expenses in order to facilitate attendance. In the event that the award is made jointly to no more than two co-recipients, the award to each of the co-recipients will comprise a scroll and a check for an amount to be decided by the OBE Division Executive Committee, but not to exceed US $1,000.

About Manuel M. Baizer

Manuel Baizer was a great chemist and foremost internationally recognized authority on organic electrosynthesis. Baizer’s contribution as researcher and author was a milestone particularly because it led to the successful industrial process of the production of adiponitrile by electrolytic reductive coupling of acrylonitrile.


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