SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal

The Gordon Moore Medal is the premier recognition for early-career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to quality of life.

As a research chemist and then director of R&D, Gordon Moore carried out pioneering work on silicon transistors, the integrated circuit, semiconductor computer memory, and the microprocessor—while well under the age of 45. The Moore Medal, which bears his name, honors similarly talented young scientists.

It is presented by the Society of Chemical Industry each year during Innovation Day.

2022 Medalist: Kevin Maloney

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Kevin Maloney headshot

Courtesy of Kevin Maloney

Kevin M. Maloney is the executive director of Process Chemistry at Merck Research Laboratories. Since joining Merck in 2007, he has held positions of increasing responsibility within the process research and development organization. Throughout his time at Merck, Maloney has successfully pursued a series of breakthrough innovations using enabling technologies in synthetic organic chemistry to develop green, sustainable, and cost-effective manufacturing processes for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). His leadership has been instrumental in driving innovation on both the current and future pipeline and developing the next generation of talent.

As a self-professed green chemistry champion, Maloney leads Merck’s Green & Sustainable Science Team, which focuses on reinforcing the role of green chemistry in pharmaceutical manufacturing through external and internal advocacy. In this role he has organized the annual Merck Green & Sustainable Science symposium and established API sustainability targets for small molecules as part of the Merck corporate sustainability goals. Over the past five years, Merck has received five consecutive Environmental Protection Agency Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.

Maloney is influential in the science community with more than 45 publications, several invited lectures, and was recently awarded the inaugural ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Mid-Career Industrial Investigator Award. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS from Stetson University.

Previous Winners of the Gordon E. Moore Medal

  • Carla Pereira (2021)
  • Wei Wang (2020)
  • John Sworen (2019)
  • Steven Swier (2018)
  • Melinda Keefe (2017)
  • Abhishek Roy (2016)
  • John A. McCauley (2015)
  • Andrew Taggi (2014)
  • Jerzy Klosin (2013)
  • Dean Rende (2012)
  • Doron Levin (2011)
  • Emmett Crawford (2010)
  • Emma Parmee (2009)
  • Edmund M. Carnahan (2008)
  • Paul A. Sagel (2007)
  • Jonathan M. McConnachie (2006)
  • Jeffrey John Hale (2005)
  • George Barclay (2004)

For more information see SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal on the SCI website.

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