IChemE medals acknowledge chemical engineering brilliance

Published:  22 February, 2019

Twenty-six chemical engineers have been recognised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Medals and Prizes Committee for their tremendous contributions to the profession, in both research and industry.

The committee recently published the 2018 list of IChemE medal and prize winners; acknowledging their remarkable work across various aspects of chemical, process and biochemical engineering.

John McAndrew, Stantec, New Zealand, will be presented with the Ambassador Prize. John is a committed ambassador for IChemE and has had significant involvement in the globalisation of the Institution’s Water Special Interest Group (SIG).

Professor Colin Webb, University of Manchester, UK, will receive two medals this year; the Council Medal for instigating the work of the Qualifications Commission (commonly called the Webb Commission), which addressed the need to substantially transform the Institution's qualifications processes; and the Donald Medal, for his contribution to biochemical engineering.

For their joint contribution towards regular IChemE publications on water issues, Richard Hill, Whitewater Ltd, UK and Chris Short, Water Quality Consultant, UK, will both receive the Greene Medal. Richard is long-standing member of the Institution, and has devoted a huge amount of his time to supporting and promoting its activities. In addition, Chris has consistently promoted the values and professional standards of IChemE through training activities and representation at external events.

Barry Weightman, KBR, UK, and Chair of IChemE’s Professional Formation Forum (PFF), has been awarded the Davidson Medal for his continuous commitment towards his duties and mentoring.

Dr Dyllon Randall MIChemE, University of Cape Town, South Africa, will receive the Warner Prize this year for his work in sustainable chemical engineering..

2017 IChemE Award winner, Asel Sartbaeva, University of Bath, UK, is the recipient of the Hanson Medal, for her work: Vaccines: The End of the Cold War?, which was featured in The Chemical Engineer, March 2018.

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