Past Recipients of the Harrison Howe Award

Note:  The date in parentheses designates the year that the Harrison Howe Awardee received the Nobel Prize. Following the link for a Nobel Laureate will bring you to their entry at the official website of the Nobel Prize.


1945 Linus Pauling (1954 Chemistry, 1962 Peace)
1946 Glenn Seaborg (1951 Chemistry)
1947 Gerty Cori (1947 Medicine)
1947 Carl Cori (1947 Medicine)
1948 Herman Mark 
1949 Karl Folkers 
1950 Robert Woodward (1965 Chemistry)
1951 Paul Bartlett 
1952 Melvin Calvin (1961 Chemistry)
1953 Herbert Brown (1979 Chemistry)
1954 Frank Westheimer 
1955 Paul Flory (1974 Chemistry)
1956 Vernon Cheldelin 
1957 John Roberts 
1958 William Lipscomb (1976 Chemistry)
1959 Paul Doty 
1960 Henry Taube (1983 Chemistry)
1961 Michael Dewar 
1962 Gilbert Stork 
1963 Charles Townes (1964 Physics)
1964 Marshall Nirenberg (1968 Medicine)
1965 Manfred Eigen (1967 Chemistry)
1966 Britton Chance 
1967 Martin Karplus 
1968 Harden McConnell 
1969 Roald Hoffmann (1981 Chemistry)
1970 Elias J. Corey (1990 Chemistry)
1971 John Pople (1998 Chemistry)
1972 Harry Gray 
1973 Kai Siegbahn (1981 Physics)
1973 David Turner 

1974 Ronald Breslow 

1975 F. Albert Cotton 
1976 John Brauman 
1977 Richard Holm 
1978 Walter Gilbert (1980 Chemistry)
1979 George Whitesides 
1980 Alan Bard 
1981 Yoshito Kishi 
1982 Pierre-Gilles De Gennes (1991 Physics)
1983 Yuan Lee (1986 Chemistry)
1984 Thomas Cech (1989 Chemistry)
1985 Richard Zare 
1986 Nicholas Turro 
1987 K. Barry Sharpless (2001 Chemistry)
1988 Peter Dervan 
1989 Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry)
1990 Richard Schrock (2005 Chemistry)
1991 Alexander Pines 
1992 Richard Saykally 
1993 Peter Schultz 
1994 Richard Smalley (1996 Chemistry)
1995 Stuart Schreiber 
1996 David Tirrell 
1997 Jeremy Berg 
1998 Chi-Huey Wong 
1999 Graham Fleming 
2000 J. Craig Venter 
2001 Robert Langer 
2002 Charles Lieber 
2003 Jack Szostak (2009 Medicine)

Some interesting statistics...


  • There have been 67 Harrison Howe Award winners.
  • Twenty-six Harrison Howe winners subsequently won a Nobel Prize (39%).
  • The average time between a Harrison Howe Award and a Nobel Prize is 9.2 years.
  • Three months was the shortest time between a Harrison Howe Award and a Nobel Prize (Gerty and Carl Cori).
  • The longest time between a Harrison Howe Award and a Nobel Prize was 27 years (John Pople).
  • The average Harrison Howe winner is 43 years old.
  • There have been three female Harrison Howe awardees (Cori [1947], Kiessling [2005], Bertozzi [2009]).