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Awards

International Conference Travel Award

The purpose of the CATSA student travel grant is to promote the development of young scientists and engineers by supporting students in catalysis to present their research at international scientific conferences of note. Moreover, in this manner, CATSA aims to actively promote South African catalysis expertise in the international arena. The grant will assist the student with a fixed amount that may be applied towards the costs of conference registration, travel and subsistence.

CATSA Conference Travel Grant

The purpose of this category of the CATSA student travel grant is to promote the development of young catalysis scientists and engineers by supporting students in presenting their research at the annual CATSA meeting. CATSA views this as an opportunity for a student to present his/her work for local peer review thereby developing the students’ presentation skills and exposing him/her to constructive criticism regarding the scientific content. The aim is therefore to develop students and showcase work performed in the local catalysis community. The grant is limited to travel expenses incurred in attending the annual CATSA conference, and excludes other subsistence, accommodation or conference expenses.

Summer School Grant

The purpose of this grant is to allow students enrolled at South African HEIs to attend a meeting in the EFCATS summer school program or in their absence an EFCATS catalysis training course. The grant will assist the student with a fixed amount that may be applied towards the costs of conference registration, travel and subsistence.

CATSA aims to recognise the signficant contributions to the field of catalysis made by South African researchers. The CATSA Lifetime Acheivement Award is presented at the CATSA conference.

To nominate someone for the CATSA Lifetime Achievement Award, please complete this nomination form and email it to The Chairperson

Mark Dry

(1998)

Wim Mandersloot

(1998)

Jan du Plessis

(1999)

Ray Everson

(2002)

Cyril O’Connor

(2005)

Neil Coville

(2007)

Michael Scurrell

(2011)

Philip Gibson

(2018)

Jack Fletcher

(2022)

CATSA Oral and Poster Presentation Awards

The CATSA Oral and Poster Presentation Awards aims to recognise exceptional scientific papers delivered via Oral and Poster Presentation at the CATSA Annual Conference. Equally, the Awards aim to promote a proud record in respect of the quality and impact of the presentation itself and, in so doing, serve to encourage students to aim for the highest professional standards. We gratefully acknowledge Clariant and Micromeritics for their sponsorship of these awards

Mufudzi Chasa (2022) / Martin Fuchs (2021) / Aaron Folkard (2019) / Bianca Davids (2018) / Kershen Naicker (2017) / Moritz Wolf (2016) / Thulani Nyathi (2015) / Neo Phao (2014) / Sherilee Pillay (2013) / Johannes van Tonder (2012) / Brett Clapham (2011) / Nico Fischer (2010) / Alisa Govender (2009) / Virginia Cheang (2008) / Cathrin Welker (2007) / Maropeng Ngobeni (2006) / Bavani Pillay (2005) / Noko Phala (2004) / Mayashree Govander (2003) / Velaphi Msimang (2002)

Dominic de Oliveira (2022) / 
Omishka Ranganthan (2021) / Precious Sithole (2019) / Tsepiso Kabi (2018) / Huguette Kishinkwa (2017) / Rajesh Molose (2016) / Anna Petersen (2015) / Ebrahim Kadwa (2014) / Anna Petersen (2013) / Mbongiseni Dlamini (2012) / Nothando Mungwe (2011) / Mametsi Sebitlo (2010) / Sam Xaba (2009) / Mpho Motoboli (2008) / Jako Nieuwoudt (2007) / Percy van der Gryp (2006) / You Qi Zhuang (2005) / Pieter van Helden (2004) / Elvera Viljoen (2003) / Simphiwe Nelana & Sarah Mohlana (2002) / Noko Phala (2001) / Noko Phala & Sethabile Ndlovu (2000) / Hendrik Engelbrecht & Stefanus Otto (1999)

CATSA aims to recognise excellence in catalysis research by overseas scientists. In acknowledgement of their significant contributions, an Eminent Visitor Award is presented to an influential researcher at the annual CATSA conference. These awards include a lecture tour of selected universities and main catalysis research centres in South Africa. 

To nominate a leading scientist for the eminent visitor award, please see the protocol (eminent visitor award) and email your motivation to the Chairperson

Enrique Iglesia

(1997)

Avelino Corma

(1999)

David King

(2000)

Lovat Rees

(2002)

Abhaya Datye

(2003)

David Cole-Hamilton

(2004)

Hans Niemantsverdriet

(2005)

Gabriele Centi

(2007)

Walter Leitner

(2008)

Bert Weckhuysen

(2009)

Bruce Gates

(2010)

Hubert Gasteiger

(2012)

Graham Hutchings

(2013)

Ulrike Diebold

(2014)

Martin Albrecht

(2015)

Peter Wasserscheid

(2016)

Krijn de Jong

(2017)

Gregory Jerkiewicz

(2018)

Angelos M Efstathiou

(2019)

Paul Chirik

(2021)

Charles Sykes

(2022)

Nora H de Leeuw

(2023)