• Previous Awardees
    • Submission of Nominations

      2021 Awardees

    • Keith Stevenson, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, is the recipient of the 2021 C. N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry.

    • Robbyn K Anand, Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2021
      R. W. Murray Young Investigator Award.

Charles N. Reilley Awardees


Shelley Minteer
University of Utah,


Joseph Wang
University of California, San Diego


Pat Unwin
University of Warwick (UK)


Juan Feliu
University of Alicante (Spain)


Reginald Penner
University of California


Hubert Girault
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


Joe Hupp
Northwestern University


Andy Ewing
University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University

2012 Debra Rolison
Naval Research Laboratory
2011 Richard P. Van Duyne
Northwestern University
2010 Richard M. Crooks
University of Texas, Austin

Charles R. Martin
University of Florida

2008 Héctor D. Abruña
Cornell University

George S. Wilson
University of Kansas


Mark E. Meyerhoff
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2005 Alan M. Bond
Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Adam Heller
Unversity of Texas at Austin


Richard McCreery
Ohio State University


Christian Amatore
Ecole Normale Superieure


Richard P. Buck
University of North Carolina


Henry S. White
University of Utah


Janet G. Osteryoung
North Carolina State University


Larry R. Faulkner
University of Texas at Austin


Dennis Johnson
Iowa State University


R. Mark Wightman 
University of North Carolina


William R. Heineman 
University of Cincinnati


Barry Miller 
Case Western Reserve University


Dennis Evans
University of Delaware


Stephen Feldberg 
Brookhaven National Laboratory


Stanley Bruckenstein 
SUNY Buffalo


Jean-Michel Savéant 
Université de Paris VII


Theodore Kuwana 
University of Kansas


Royce W. Murray
University of North Carolina


Robert A. Osteryoung 
SUNY Buffalo


Fred C. Anson
California Institute of Technology


Ralph N. Adams 
University of Kansas


Allen J. Bard 
University of Texas


Royce W. Murray Young InvestigatorAwardees

2020 Martin Edwards
University of Utah
2019 Alex Martinson
Argonne National Laboratory
2018 Parastoo Hashemi
University of South Carolina
2017 Joaquin Rodriguez Lopez
University of Illinois-Urbana
2016 Ryan White
University of Maryland
2015 Thomas Hamann
Michigan State University
2014 Stephen Maldonado
University of Michigan
2013 Bo Zhang
University of Washington
2012 Lane Baker
Indiana University at Bloomington
2011 Jill Venton
University of Virginia
2010 Christy L. Hayes
University of Minnesota

Not Awarded

2008 Shelley Minteer
St. Louis University
2007 Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Williams
Pennsylvania State University
2006 Keith J. Stevenson
University of Texas at Austin,
2005 David E. Cliffel
Vanderbilt University
2004 Jeffrey W. Long
Naval Research Laboratory
2003 Julie Macpherson
University of Warwick
2002 Andy Hillier
University of Virginia
2001 Eric Bakker
Auburn University
2000 Merlin L. Bruening
Michigan State University
1999 Daniel Feldheim
North Carolina State University
1998  Greg Swain
Utah State University
1997 Ingrid Fritsch 
University of Arkansas
1996  Lou Coury 
Duke University
1995 Mark Anderson 
Virginia Polytecnic Institute
1994  Adrian C. Michael 
University of Pittsburgh
1993  Leonidas Bachas 
University of Kentucky 

Werner Kuhr 

University of California - Riverside

Submission of Award Nominations

 SEAC is responsible for the establishment and administration of the Charles N. Reilley Memorial Award and the SEAC Royce W. Murray Award. Sponsored by BASi. and administered entirely by SEAC, the Reilley Award recognizes an active researcher who has made a major contribution to the theory, instrumentation, or applications of electroanalysis.  The Murry Award, recognizes accomplishments by researchers who are within the first seven years of their career. 
     In conjunction with the presentation of these awards, SEAC arranges an Award Symposium and an informal reception in honor of the Awardees at PITTCON.  In this way, SEAC serves as the focal point for analytical chemists who wish to exchange ideas about electroanalytical chemistry at the conference. 

Charles N. Reilley Award

The Charles N. Reilley Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry is given in memory of one of the most distigushed 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 writen by Royce Murray for the National Academies Press in 2006.

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, however, the decision for the 2021 Award will be based upon the material available to the award committee by the 1st of April 2020

Nomination materials should be emailed as a single pdf file to the Reilley awards Chair:

Richard M. Crooks
Robert A. Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
The University of Texas at Austin

Email: crooks@cm.utexas.edu
Tel: 512-475-8674

Royce W. Murray Young Investigator Award

The SEAC Young Investigator Award was renamed in 2014 in honor of Professor Royce W. Murray, who counts among his many honors the 1988 Charles N. Reilley Award. The decision to change the name of the award was based on Professor Murray's long history of outstanding and inspiring research and, importantly, his mentoring and supporting young electroanalytical chemists. The latter included his undergraduate and graduate research students, postdoctoral associates, colleagues at the University of North Carolina, and other scholars who visited his laboratory over a career that has spanned more than 50 years. In addition, Prof. Murray has given generously of his time to informally mentor three generations of young electrochemists who did not have a direct association with his research group. These activities have helped to ensure the vitality of the field of electrochemistry generally, and electroanalytical chemistry specifically.

For the SEAC Royce W Murray Young Investigator Award (YIA), nominees must be within ten years of having obtained their Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Candidates may be nominated by any member of SEAC. Nominations should include a letter describing the individual's promise in the area of electroanalytical chemistry, at least one seconding letter of support, and a curriculum vitae for the individual.

All nomination materials will be retained by SEAC. Once nominated, an individual will be considered for the Murray Award without being renominated for three years, unless the nominee is more than ten years past awarding of their Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The retained nominations can be updated annually by the nominator as needed to best reflect the nominee's accomplishments to date. The decision for the 2021 Murray YI Award will be based upon the material available to the award committee by the
1st of April 2020.

Nomination materials should be emailed as a single pdf file to the Murray awards Chair:

Richard M. Crooks
Robert A. Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
The University of Texas at Austin

Email: crooks@cm.utexas.edu
Tel: 512-475-8674

Graduate Student Travel Awards

The SEAC Graduate Student Travel Grants, sponsored by CH Instruments, Gamry Instruments, and Pine Research Instrumentation, are awarded to promising graduate students to offset the cost of travel to the Pittsburgh Conference to deliver an oral or poster presentation in a Conference symposium.  The presentation, unless otherwise noted, should be on a topic related to their Dissertation or Thesis, and in some area or application of electroanalytical chemistry.

Because the costs in various venues of the Conference may vary, the amount of the awards will be determined by SEAC and will typically be between $250 and $500.  The value of all of the awards in any one year will be equivalent, but it may vary from year to year.  The award will not exceed the reasonable cost of advance-purchase economy airfare and reasonable expenses for lodging, nor the awardee's actual expenses.  In order to spread the travel money as equitably as possible, not more than two awardees will be selected from any one research group and no more than three awards will be made to students from any one educational institution.

This year, thanks to a kind donation from Gamry Instruments, SEAC would like to announce a new Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Travel Grant. This travel award is for graduate students who use EIS and will present their results at Pittcon. The award will cover the cost of registration plus $500 towards travel.*

The nomination shall consist of the student's current graduate transcript, a copy of the abstract submitted to the Pittsburgh Conference, a complete resume including publication list, and a letter of recommendation from the student's research advisor.  The advisor's letter should include a statement of approximate graduation date and a short description of the student's speaking ability.  A candidate shall be considered for an award for travel to Pittcon meetings occurring up to one year after the student's Ph.D. defense.  Previous awardees will not be eligible for further consideration.

*NOTE: for the EIS award please indicate on the application that you are "Applying for the EIS Travel Grant"

Nominations for travel grants are due by the 15th of February 2020.

Nomination materials should be emailed as a single pdf file to the travel awards Chair

Parastoo Hashemi
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Tel: 803-777-6104
Email: hashemi@mailbox.sc.edu

 Last Updated: 01/21/2020