Paolo Franzosini, professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Pavia, Italy was an enthusiastic supporter of the Solubility Data Project. He had almost completed Volume 33 of the Solubility Data Series when he died suddenly on 24 January 1985. His colleagues Paolo Ferloni, Alberto Schiraldi, and Giorgio Spinolo efficiently completed the volume.
In 1988, Franzosini’s wife, with the encouragement of his colleagues, very generously donated the payments for Volume 33 to the Solubility Data Commission (V.8) to establish the Franzosini Award.
The recipients of the Franzosini Award as well as the year, the venue, and the name of the proponent have been compiled here and the latest announcement can be viewed here.
In 2018, the Franzosini Award winner(s) will be announced during the ISSP 18 organized in Tours, France, from 15 to 20 July (https://issp18.org/).
Nominations are invited for the Franzosini Award in recognition of a promising young contributor. The recipient should be no more than 40 years of age at the time of the award presentation. The application can be only made by a sponsor(s). Each nomination should be completed online and must be accompanied by a letter of support providing a brief statement of the achievements of the nominee, including a list of recent publications, explaining their nomination. The deadline for Nomination is 31 January 2018.
Link to Call and more info about the Award and ISSP 18