For Achievement in Textile Chemistry—the inscription on the Olney Medal signifies an individual’s outstanding contribution to the textile industry, whether through research in textile or polymer chemistry or in other fields of chemistry important to textiles.
The Olney Award and accompanying Medal is the AATCC’s oldest, most distinguished scientific award. It was established in the early 1940s by A.P. Howes, who had a two-fold purpose in mind: first, to “encourage and...afford public recognition of outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, the field of textile chemistry” and second, “to be a testimonial to Olney and his contributions to the field.” The first Olney Award and Medal went to Howe’s intended recipient, Louis Olney, during the 1944 fall committee meetings.
Each nominee’s qualifications are evaluated by the committee without regard to the number of nominations for a particular candidate. The candidate does not necessarily have to be a member of AATCC, but should have made a significant contribution to the textile industry through chemistry.
The award, a gold medal, a scroll, and an honorarium, is presented at AATCC’s International Conference. The Olney Address is also given by the award recipient at the Conference and published in AATCC Review.
Submit nomination letter or completed form to:
John Y. Daniels, AATCC
PO Box 12215
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2215
phone +1 919 549 3522
fax +1 919 549 8933