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$10,000 Young Chemist awarded by Metrohm

Philadelphia, PA – This time last year, instrument manufacturer Metrohm USA announced a new $10,000 award that is open to all graduate, post-graduate and doctorate students residing and studying in the US and Canada, and who are performing novel research in the fields of titration, ion chromatography and/or electrochemistry.

The first winners of the Young Chemist Award were announced last week in a special ceremony at Pittcon 2013. In fact, the company says so many excellent entries made final selection difficult, so two prizes were awarded this year: Matthew Dawson (University of California Irvine) won the $10K grand-prize, and Caroline Parworth (University of California Davis) won a special runner-up prize of $1,000.

In addition to the prize money, the winners were also given the opportunity to present posters of their research at Pittcon.

To see the winners’ abstracts, visit

The company says the prize was launched to celebrate its passion for innovation and philanthropy, a long-standing tradition that dates back to the company’s founder, Bertold Suhner. His love of science and engineering brought the world its first piston buret in 1956. In addition, his care of people and community is what turned the company into a foundation over 40 years ago — one that can never be bought or sold, and turns profits back over to its hometown of Herisau, Switzerland, to keep education and entrepreneurial spirits alive and well funded.

Taking this philanthropy one step further, Metrohm USA says it introduced the Young Chemist award to recognize, celebrate and support brilliant science leaders of the future.

This contest open to graduate, post-graduate or PhD students, enrolled at an academic institution located in North America at the time of submission. North America residency required: eligible contestants must reside in the United States or Canada.

The contest will open for 2014 submissions soon. Next year’s winner will receive $10,000 and will present his or her research at the Pittcon 2014 exhibition in Chicago.