17 September 2013
SCI's America International Group
Hyatt Regency, Philadelphia
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The Perkin Medal is being presented to Dr. Roth in recognition of his outstanding work in applied chemistry.
The award is recognized as the highest honor given for outstanding work in applied chemistry in the
United States. It commemorates the discovery of the first synthetic dye (the so-called Perkin mauve) by Sir William Henry Perkin in 1856. This discovery was a significant step forward in organic chemistry that led to the birth of a major segment of the chemical industry.
The Perkin Medal was first awarded to Sir William at a banquet held by the SCI in New York in 1906.
Since then, more than 90 such awards have been given to notable scientists.
SCI America International Group presents the medal and is the custodian. However, each year the Section organizes a special Jury of Award to nominate and elect the medalist. The Jury is composed of officers of SCI America International Group and representatives of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
The Perkin Medal is considered one of the chemical industry's most prestigious awards.
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