Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry

The Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry is given in memory of one of the most distinguished analytical chemists of the 20th century.  Reilley’s interests were both fundamental and broad; he made seminal contributions not only to electroanalysis, but also optical spectroscopy, NMR, chromatography, data analysis, instrumentation, and surface analysis.  The signature of his research was to decline empiricism, seeking a basic understanding of measurements and detection schemes.  Reilley recognized that measuring things is at the heart of modern chemistry. Reilley is central in the history of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry, which was formed following his death in 1981, as a vehicle for managing the award.  A Biography of Charles N. Reilley was written by Royce Murray for the National Academies Press in 2006.

Download the National Academy of Sciences biography on Charles N. Reilley, written by Royce Murray.

Current Awardee – 2025

Susan Lunte is the Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Kansas. More coming soon!

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University of Kansas

Award Sponsors

Bioanalytical Systems

Sponsors: Charles N. Reilley Award

Award Nominations

Nominations for the Charles N. Reilley Award should include a letter of nomination describing the individual’s significant contributions to electroanalytical chemistry, at least two seconding letters of support, and a curriculum vitae for the individual. All nomination materials will be retained by SEAC. Once nominated, the nominee will be considered for the Reilley Award for a total of three years without being re-nominated. However, an updated vitae should be given to the chair of the award’s committee. The submission of additional supporting information or a re-nomination is welcome at any time prior to the award nomination deadline listed below.

Nominations for the 2025 Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry are currently closed.
Nominations will be accepted until April 1, 2024

Nominations should be e-mailed as a single PDF attachment to the Awards Committee Chair:

Shelley Minteer profile image/avatar
Missouri S&T

Awardee History

2025Susan LunteUniversity of Kansas
2024Eric BakkerUniversity of Geneva
2023Lane BakerTexas A&M University
2022Paul BohnUniversity of Notre Dame
2021Keith StevensonKJS Consulting
2020Shelley MinteerMissouri S&T
2019Joseph WangUniversity of California - San Diego
2018Patrick UnwinUniversity of Warwick
2017Juan FeliuUniversity of Alicante
2016Reginald PennerUniversity of California - Irvine
2015Hubert GiraultEPFL
2014Joseph HuppNorthwestern University
2013Andrew EwingUniversity of Gothenburg
2012Debra RolisonUS Naval Research Laboratory
2011Richard Van DuyneNorthwestern University
2010Dick CrooksUniversity of Texas at Austin
2009Charles MartinUniversity of Florida
2008Héctor AbruñaCornell University
2007George WilsonUniversity of Kansas
2006Mark MeyerhoffUniversity of Michigan
2005Alan BondMonash University
2004Adam HellerUniversity of Texas at Austin
2003Richard McCreeryUniversity of Alberta
2002Christian AmatoreÉcole normale supérieure
2001Richard BuckUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2000Henry WhiteUniversity of Utah
1999Janet (Osteryoung) JonesNorth Carolina State University
1998Larry FaulknerUniversity of Texas at Austin
1997Dennis JohnsonIowa State University
1996R. Mark WightmanUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995William HeinemanUniversity of Cincinnati
1994Barry MillerCase Western Reserve University
1993Dennis EvansPurdue University
1992Stephen FeldbergBrookhaven National Laboratory
1991Stanley BruckensteinSUNY Buffalo
1990Jean-Michel SavéantUniversité de Paris VII (France)
1989Theodore (Ted) KuwanaUniversity of Kansas
1988Royce MurrayUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1987Robert OsteryoungSUNY Buffalo
1986Fred AnsonCalifornia Institute of Technology
1985Ralph AdamsUniversity of Kansas
1984Allen BardUniversity of Texas at Austin