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Gordon E Moore Medal

Gordon E Moore Medal

Established 2004

The SCI America Gordon E. Moore Medal is the premier recognition for early career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to the quality of life. By highlighting extraordinary individuals and their work, the Society aims to promote public understanding of research and development in the modern chemical industries, enhance the interest of students in applied chemistry by providing role models, and emphasize the role of creative research in the global economy.

Based on the concept that the award name should draw attention to young innovators and connect with to the established Perkin Medal, the SCI America Executive Committee named the award for Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel and a seminal figure in the establishment and development of the semiconductor industry. Mr Moore has often described Intel as a chemical company. As a research chemist and then director of R&D, Gordon Moore carried out pioneering work on silicon transistors, the integrated circuit, semiconductor computer memory, and the microprocessor, while well under the age of 45.

Nominated by:

  • CTO Steering Committee
  • Living Perkin Medalists and SCI America Gordon E. Moore Medal winners
  • The companies of SCI America members
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA)
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation

Nominees who are not selected as award winners shall remain in consideration for three additional years as long as they meet the award requirements.

Eligibility: An outstanding individual who fulfills the following criteria:

  • Is 45 or younger in the Award year and either a US citizen or resident
  • Has developed a breakthrough innovation
  • Their work illuminates emerging areas of applied chemistry in the 21st century
  • Their innovation significantly impacts the company's business by creating a new market, expanding an existing market, or commercializing a breakthrough process technology
  • Their innovation demonstrates the positive impact of applied chemistry on the quality of life

Application: Nominations can be made by completion of a nomination form, available through the SCI America website

Description of Award: Medal

Presented at: The luncheon of a symposium, whose theme is creativity and innovation

Frequency: Annual

Nomination Opens: September

Nomination Deadline: 1 January

Selected by: SCI America Executive Committee

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