About the Raphael Katzen Award
The Raphael Katzen Award is presented at the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. The nominee must have made substantial contributions to the development of commercial biotechnology for the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. These contributions should be of exceptional merit, reflecting significant advancements in technology or commercial practices leading toward implementation. Activities such as fundamental research, publications, journal editing, organizing and chairing conferences, and serving scientific societies in official capacities may be considered, but the most important factor in selecting an awardee will be accomplishments in commercialization. The recipient of the Raphael Katzen Award will receive a plaque and complimentary registration for three successive annual meetings of the Symposium.– Deadline for Nominations: February 28, 2017 Past Awardees of the Raphael Katzen Award
2008 – 30th Symposium – Raphael Katzen
2009 – 31st Symposium – Douglas Cameron
2010 – 32nd Symposium – No recipient was selected.
2011 – 33rd Symposium – Patrick Foody, Sr.
2012 – 34th Symposium – John Ferrell
2013 – 35th Symposium – N/A
2014 – 36th Symposium – Jim Millis
2015 – 37th Symposium – Phil Madson