About SIMB Fellowship

Fellowship status is a special grade of membership in SIMB, acknowledging a career long sustained record of significant research and/or service contributions to the profession of industrial microbiology and/or biotechnology.

Qualifications

Nomination for Fellowship should include a detailed statement of the basis for nomination. The nominator and one co-sponsor must be members of SIMB. Selection as a Fellow will be based on excellence in microbial research and on contributions made in administrative, academic, industrial, agricultural, governmental, military, or public health positions.

Nominations process

Any current member of the SIMB may, at any time, nominate another current member for consideration of Fellowship status. The nomination is submitted in writing to the chair of the Awards and Honors Committee (Committee) and must be supported by two cosponsors, at least one of whom is also a member of SIMB. The nomination must be accompanied by a letter from the nominating person stating the recipient’s record of significant research, as well as a copy of the recipient’s current CV. In addition, a short letter should be provided from the cosponsors confirming their nomination. This nomination package should be sent to the Awards and Honors Committee.

The Board of Directors can approve no more than three candidates for Fellowship status in any calendar year. Individuals granted Fellowship status receive an appropriately inscribed plaque that is presented to the fellow by SIMB President at the Annual Meeting. The fellows will receive complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting if they chose to attend.

Deadline: April 15, 2020

SIMB Fellowship Awardees

Robert F. Acker – 1990
Paul Actor – 1999
Spiros N. Agathos – 2006
Donald G. Ahearn – 1987
Zhiqiang An – 2015
Scott E. Baker – 2019
Richard H. Baltz – 1999
Joan W. Bennett – 1996
Deepak Bhatnagar – 2009
Mervyn Bibb – 2016
Seymour S. Block – 1992
Ramaraj Boopathy – 2016
Rodney Bothast – 2001
Jean Brenchley – 1998
Lewis Brown – 1997
Douglas C. Cameron – 2003
Thomas “Ed” Cleveland – 2002
Rita R. Colwell – 1988
Joseph J. Cooney – 1988
Julian Davies – 2014
Brian H. Davison – 2017
Arnold L. Demain – 1985
Richard P. Elander – 1985
Karl Esser – 1990
Doug Eveleigh – 2018
George M. Garrity – 2005
Gerhard J. Haas – 2004
Clifford W. Hesseltine – 1985
Russell Hill – 2003
C. George Hollis – 1991
Sir David Hopwood – 2013
Ching T. Hou – 1996
Robert L. Huddleston – 1987
Arthur E. Humphrey – 1985
Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera – 1997
Lonnie Ingram – 2001
Warren P. Iverson – 1985
Thomas Jeffries – 1998
Arthur M. Kaplan – 1985
Louis Kaplan – 1994
Edward Katz – 1992
Leonard Katz – 2019
Tom Kelleher – 2019
Allen I. Laskin – 1986
Sang Yup Lee – 2010
Carol Litchfield – 2002
John Litchfield – 1987
Warren Litsky – 1987
Prakash Masurekar – 2008
Saul L. Neidleman – 1989
Satoshi Ōmura – 2015
Stephen Picataggio – 2011
Michael A. Pisano – 1991
Nasib Qureshi – 2017
Kenneth B. Raper – 1985
Richard L. Raymond – 1987
Kevin Reynolds – 2016
Morris R. Rogers – 1991
Harold Rossmoore – 1990
Inge Russell – 1995
Badal C. Saha – 2012
Robert D. Schwartz – 1994
Paul L. Skatrud – 2000
George A. Somkuti – 1989
Robert W. Squires – 1987
Attila Szentirmai – 2009
Richard Traxler – 1997
Leland A. Underkofler – 1985
Erick Vandamme – 2005
C. Herb Ward – 1990
Marvin Weinstein – 1995
H. Boyd Woodruff – 1985
J. W. David Wu – 2009
Xiaoming (Jerry) Yang – 2009
Charles C. Yeager – 1990
Hideaki Yukawa – 2011