COMP Awards

COMP Division Awards

The COMP Division Executive Committee is pleased recognize excellence in computational approaches to chemistry. Award categories are:

ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (sponsored by the COMP Division, but winners are selected by the ACS National Awards Office, not the COMP division)

The Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award for Graduate Students sponsored by Chemical Computing Group

The Wiley COMP ACS Outstanding Postdoc Award sponsored by Wiley

The OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award sponsored by OpenEye Scientific Software

ACS COMP Undergraduate Poster Awards sponsored by Wiley and COMP

The NVIDIA GPU Award sponsored by NVIDIA

Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry sponsored by Schrödinger, Inc.

Inactive Awards

The Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award sponsored by OpenEye Scientific Software

The Peter Kollman Graduate Student Awards in Supercomputing

The COMP Graduate Student and Post Doc Image Competition

COMP-sponsored ACS National Awards

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. More information can be found here.

The COMP division is proud to recognize its members who have received this honor:

ACS National Awards RecognizingCOMP



The COMP Division was honored to win the 2006 ChemLuminary Division Recognition Award for its vision, commitment, funding, and strategic plan in creating the Annual Reviews in Computational Chemistry series. COMP was also a finalist for the Local Section/Division Interaction Award, for the recent FlashMob event in Philadelphia. The awards were presented at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco on September 12, 2006.


The COMP division was a Division of Excellence for 2004. We were also a finalist for the Local Section/Division Interaction Award, for our sponsorship of the Midwest Award Symposium, organized by the St Louis section at the Midwest Regional Meeting in Oct 2004.