Franzosini Award

The Award History

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 the 24th January 1985. His colleagues Paolo Ferloni, Alberto Schiraldi, and Giorgio Spinolo efficiently completed this volume.

Professor Franzosini’s wife and daughter, with the encouragement of his colleagues, very generously donated the payments for Volume 33 to the old IUPAC Solubility Data Commission (IUPAC Commission V.8) and in 1988, under a proposal of A. S. Kertes, the Paolo Franzosini Endowment Fund was created.

The Franzosini Award was established in 1988, during the 14th annual meeting of the Solubility Data Commission (Commission V.8) held in Guildford, Surrey, in conjunction with the 3rd International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena (ISSP).

The Franzosini Award was established to recognize promising young contributors to the Solubility Data Project (SDP) and provide some support to allow the recipient to attend, in even years, the International Symposium on Solubility Phenomena (ISSP) and the meetings of the Solubility Data Commission, and in odd years the annual meeting of the Solubility Data Commission (IUPAC Commission V.8).

The IUPAC restructuring of 2000 led to the replacement of the former Solubility Data Commission (IUPAC Commission V.8) by the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data (SSED). At its 8th meeting, held in 2009 in Innsbruck, Austria, the SSED revised the terms of the award, so that a maximum of two awards could be given, in even years only, to coincide with the ISSP.

In the last thirty two years (to 2021) there have been twenty-six recipients of this award, often leading to new collaborations within SSED, many of which are still active in the SSED and wider IUPAC activities.

Nomination Procedure for 2021

The call for the 2022 awards has been released and the deadline is 31 May 2022.

The recipients

The recipients of the Franzosini Award along with the year and venue of the award, and the scientist making the nomination.

YearVenueAwardeeSponsor
198814th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 3rd ISSP, Guildford, Surrey, UKFranzosini Award establishedMrs. M. C. Franzosini
198915th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 35th IUPAC General Assembly, Lund, SwedenRumen Duhlev (Bulgaria)Chr. Balarew
199016th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 4th ISSP, Troy, NY, USAPirketta Scharlin (Finland)R. Battino
199117th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 36th IUPAC General Assembly, Hamburg, GermanyA. Pacheko Tanaka (Peru)A. Danil de Namor
199218th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 5th ISSP, Moscow, RussiaStefan Gradinarov (Bulgaria)Chr. Balarew
199319th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 37th IUPAC General Assembly, Lisbon, PortugalMichel Ferriol (France) and Teresa Calvet (Spain)M.-Th Cohen-Adad
199420th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 6th ISSP, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaErich Königsberger (Austria)H. Gamsjäger
199521st Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 38th IUPAC General Assembly, Guildford, UKFelix José Sueros (Peru)A. Danil de Namor
199824th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 8th ISSP, Niigata, JapanLan-Chi Tran-Ho (Austria)H. Gamsjäger
199925th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 40th IUPAC General Assembly, Berlin, GermanyChiara Milanese (Italy)A. D’Aprano
200026th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 9th ISSP, Hammamet, TunisiaVladimir Zbranek (Czech Republic)J. Eysseltova
200127th Solubility Data Commission annual meeting held in conjunction with the 41st IUPAC General Assembly, Brisbane, AustraliaJustin Salminen (Finland)P. Scharlin
20021st Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 10th ISSP, Varna, BulgariaDana E. Knox (USA); CI 24, 6 (2002)R. P. T. Tomkins
20032nd Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 42nd IUPAC General Assembly, Ottawa, CanadaPirketta Scharlin (Finland); CI 25(6) (2003)H. Gamsjäger
20043rd Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 11th ISSP, Aveiro, PortugalMarian Góral (Poland); CI 26(6) (2004)A. Skrzecz
20065th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 12th ISSP, Freiberg, GermanyDewen Zeng (PR China); CI 28(6) (2006)W. Voigt
20109th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 14th ISSP, Leoben, AustriaJitka Eysseltova (Czech Republic), Stanislav Frančišković Bilinski (Croatia); CI 32(6) (2010)M. C. Magalhães, H. Gamsjäger
201211th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 15th ISSP, Xining, PR ChinaJulia Schmit (Germany); CI 35(5) (2013)W. Voigt
201413th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 16th ISSP; Karlsruhe, GermanyMagdalena Bendová (Czech Republic), Slobodan Gadzuric (Serbia); CI 37(4) (2015)Chr. Balarew and Marcelle Gaune-Escard
201615th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 17th ISSP; Geneva, SwitzerlandDavid Fellhauer (Germany); CI 39(2) (2017)Marcus Altmaier and Donald Reed
201817th Annual meeting of SSED held in conjunction with the 18th ISSP; Tours, FranceMaria Gónzalez-Miquel (Spain), Romain Privat (France)José Palomar and Jean-Noël Jaubert
2020 (posponed in July 2021)19th ISSP; VIRTUAL, New Mexico, USAJohan Jacquemin (France), Ricardo G. Simões (Portugal)Magdalena Bendová and M. Minas da Piedade