Charles N. Reilley Award

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.


Current Awardee – 2022

University of Notre Dame

Paul W. Bohn is the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Founding Director of the Institute for Precision Health. Previously, he served at Bell Laboratories (1981-83) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983-2006), ending as Centennial Professor in the Chemical Sciences. Bohn’s contributions in electrochemistry began with the development of in-plane potential gradients for surface mapping in the late ‘90’s, and include the formation and study of atomic-scale junctions, and more recently electrochemical zero-mode waveguides, and nanopore electrode arrays for redox cycling, single molecule electrochemistry, and ionotronics. Among his awards are the ACS Award in Spectrochemical Analysis (1997), the Theophilus Redwood Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2010), and the ACS Award in Electrochemistry (2017). He is an elected Fellow of AAAS.


Award Sponsors


Award Nominations

Nominations for the 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, any individual will be considered for the Reilley Award for three years without being renominated.  The submission of any additional supporting information or a renomination is welcome at any time.

The decision for the 2023 Award will be based upon the material available to the award committee by the 1 April 2022.


Awardee History

Year Awardee Institution
2021 Keith Stevenson Skolkovo Institute of Technology
2020 Shelley Minteer University of Utah
2019 Joseph Wang University of California – San Diego
2018 Patrick Unwin University of Warwick (UK)
2017 Juan Feliu University of Alicante (Spain)
2016 Reginald Penner University of California – Irvine
2015 Huber Girault École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)
2014 Joe Hupp Northwestern University
2013 Andy Ewing University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University (Sweden)
2012 Debra Rolison U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
2011 Richard Van Duyne Northwestern University
2010 Richard Crooks University of Texas at Austin
2009 Charles Martin University of Florida
2008 Héctor Abruña Cornell University
2007 George Wilson University of Kansas
2006 Mark Meyerhoff University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
2005 Alan Bond Monash University (Australia)
2004 Adam Heller University of Texas at Austin
2003 Richard McCreery Ohio State University
2002 Christian Amatore École normale supérieure (France)
2001 Richard Buck University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2000 Henry White University of Utah
1999 Janet Osteryoung North Carolina State University
1998 Larry Faulkner University of Texas at Austin
1997 Dennis Johnson Iowa State University
1996 R. Mark Wightman University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995 William Heineman University of Cincinnati
1994 Barry Miller Case Western Reserve University
1993 Dennis Evans University of Delaware
1992 Stephen Feldberg Brookhaven National Laboratory
1991 Stanley Bruckenstein SUNY Buffalo
1990 Jean-Michel Savéant Université de Paris VII (France)
1989 Ted Kuwana University of Kansas
1988 Royce Murray University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1987 Robert Osteryoung SUNY Buffalo
1986 Fred Anson California Institute of Technology
1985 Ralph Adams University of Kansas
1984 Alan Bard University of Texas at Austin