IChemE calls for nominations to medals and prizes

Published:  22 August, 2018

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has opened the call for nominations to its 2018 medals and prizes programme.

Each year, IChemE awards prizes to individuals and groups; that recognise excellence in research, teaching, services to the profession, and contributions to the Institution. Several of the accolades commemorate eminent leaders in chemical engineering and their historical achievements.

The nominations open on 1 September 2018, and close on 31 October 2018. Nominations for the Macnab Lacey Prize closed in June and the Sustainability Teaching Award closed in July 2018 and any further nominations will not be considered. For the full list of medals and prizes open for nomination this year, please see below.

The 2018 medal winners will be announced in 2019 and presented at various events throughout the year. In 2017, 22 individuals were awarded with IChemE medals and prizes.

Claudia Flavell-While, IChemE director of publications, said:

“Chemical, biochemical and process engineers are making fantastic contributions to the profession in a diverse range of sectors every day around the world.

“At IChemE, we feel it’s important to recognise this dedication and strive to achieve more to advance the discipline for the betterment of society. That’s why we hold the medals and prizes programme annually.”

To download a nomination form, and for full details of IChemE’s medals and prizes programme, visit www.icheme.org/medals.

IChemE Medals and Prizes

The following IChemE Medals and Prizes are open for nominations this year.

Ambassador Prize

The Ambassador prize is awarded to an IChemE member who has made an exceptional contribution through the Institution. The prize is typically awarded in recognition of a sustained period of work on a short to medium term project.

Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot Medal

The medal recognises a major contribution to research in the area of transport phenomena.

Council Medal

The Council medal is awarded to an individual who has given exceptional service to an IChemE special project.

Donald Medal

The Donald medal is awarded to an individual for outstanding services in biochemical engineering. It commemorates Maxwell Donald, Honorary Secretary and former Ramsay Professor at University College London (UCL) where biochemical engineering was first established in the UK.

Davidson Medal

The medal is awarded to an individual demonstrating outstanding mentorship to young chemical engineers, in academia or industry. It is named after Professor John Davidson, former Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Cambridge and an inspirational role model to young engineers.

Franklin Medal

Ned Franklin is a former IChemE president who worked in the nuclear industry. His medal recognises outstanding service in occupational health, safety, loss prevention, and care for the environment.

Geldart Medal

The Geldart medal recognises a major contribution to research in the area of particle technology and is named after Derek Geldart. He was a well-respected member of the worldwide particle technology community.

Greene Medal

[Frank] Arnold Greene was a founding member of IChemE who served as President in 1943-44 and also held the post of Honorary Treasurer. This medal is awarded each year for the most meritorious long-term contribution to the progress of IChemE.

Guggenheim Medal

The Guggenheim Medal was introduced in 2014 to recognise a major contribution to research in the area of thermodynamics and complex fluids. It is named after Edward A Guggenheim; one of the most well-known thermodynamicists of the 20th century.

Hanson Medal

The Hanson medal is for the best contributor to the Institution's magazine The Chemical Engineer. It is awarded annually and is named after a past chairman of The Chemical Engineer editorial advisory board.

Hutchison Medal

The Hutchison medal is named in memory of Sir Kenneth Hutchison CBE, president of IChemE 1959-1960. The medal is awarded for practical, wide-ranging, philosophical or thought-provoking published papers.

Lees Medal

Frank Lees was a Professor at Loughborough University and his medal is awarded to the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention in an IChemE publication.

Macnab-Lacey Prize

The Macnab-Lacey prize is awarded to a student design project that best shows how chemical engineering practice can contribute to a more sustainable world. The prize is open to all design projects involving students on university courses accredited by IChemE.

Frank Morton Medal

Former president Professor Frank Morton’s commitment to teaching is commemorated with his medal, which recognises excellence in chemical engineering education.

Senior Moulton Medal

Lord Moulton is best known for the development of chemical engineering during World War I – specifically 1914-1918 when he took charge of explosives supply. The Senior Moulton medal is awarded to a mature author, or authors, for the most meritorious paper published by IChemE during the last year.

Junior Moulton Medal

The Junior Moulton medal follows the same criteria as the Senior Moulton medal. It recognises the most meritorious paper published by IChemE during the last year by the author, or co-author, who has graduated within the last ten years (excluding career breaks) at the time of submission of the paper.

Nicklin Medal

The Nicklin medal is an early careers award that recognises up-and-coming researchers, active in any research area within chemical and process engineering. Candidates must have no more than five years postdoctoral research experience and should have produced international quality research outputs.

Sargent Medal

Named after Roger Sargent, former president of IChemE and Professor of chemical engineering at Imperial College, this medal recognises a major contribution to research in the area of computer-aided product and process engineering.

Sustainability Teaching Award

This award is presented to individuals or teaching teams at IChemE-accredited undergraduate courses world-wide. The award was launched by the Sustainability and Education Special Interest Groups in 2015.

Underwood Medal

The Underwood Medal recognises a significant contribution to research in the area of separations. The biennial award was launched in 2014.

Warner Prize

Sir Frederick Warner was a founding member of RAEng, a former IChemE President and its longest-serving member at the time of his death in July 2010. The medal is awarded to an individual, normally in the early stages of their career, who has shown exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more accessible to a wider scientific community.

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