2022: Greg Landrum – development of RDKit and his fostering of the community around it, a transformative software resource for cheminformatics and machine learning.
2018: Rudy Potenzone – 40+ year career as a provider of in-house informatics services and a creator and implementer of innovative informatics software solutions including SciFinder.
2014: Steve Heller, Alan McNaught, Igor Pletnev, Steve Stein, Dmitrii Tchekhovskoi – conception and development of the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier InChI.
2011: Engelbert Zass – lifetime career devoted to education in chemical information with an emphasis on database searching and the role of the intermediary.
2008: Alexander (Sandy) Lawson – major contributions to chemical information handling and structure representation, particularly in the development of the Beilstein database and software.
2005: Johan Gasteiger – outstanding accomplishments in the fields of computational chemistry and structure elucidation.
2002: Peter Willett – pioneering work in maintaining and nurturing an academic centre of excellence in cheminformatics teaching and research with an emphasis on computational techniques for the processing of chemical and biological information.