Physical Sciences Division
Staff Awards & Honors
Johannes Lercher Receives Francois Gault Lectureship Award
IIC Director earns the 2013 Francois Gault Lectureship Award, Europe's highest honor in catalysis
Congratulations to Dr. Johannes Lercher, Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Institute for Integrated Catalysis, on earning the 2013 Francois Gault Lectureship Award, Europe's highest honor in catalysis. Lercher leads catalysis research at the national lab and is a Professor of Chemistry at the Technische Universität München, Germany. The award recognizes his groundbreaking contributions in understanding molecular interactions in solid catalysts through elegant combinations of physicochemical and kinetic analyses. His work includes research on catalyzed reactions involving fossil fuels and bio-based feedstocks.
As the award recipient, Lercher will give plenary lectures across Europe between the two biennial EUROPACAT meetings held in Lyon in September 2013 and in Kazan in September 2015.
The award is sponsored by EFCATS, a European federation of catalysis societies from 25 European countries. This honor is given every two years to a distinguished scientist in the field of heterogeneous catalysis.