Sir Frederick Warner Prize

The Sir Frederick Warner Prize is presented every two years 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.

About Sir Frederick Warner

Sir Frederick Warner was a former IChemE president and its longest-serving member at the time of his death in July 2010. He first joined IChemE in 1936, becoming an IChemE council member in 1948, honorary secretary in 1953 and president in 1966.

He was knighted for services to chemical engineering in 1968. He was a founding member of RAEng and was elected to the Royal Society in 1976. Warner was a key member of the team investigating the Chernobyl disaster and with university friend Herbert Cremer set up the engineering consultancy Cremer & Warner.

Among his many career accolades were the Royal Society’s Leverhulme Medal (1978) and Buchanan Medal (1982), the Rhineland Prize for Environmental Protection (1984) and the Gerard Piel Award for Service to Science in the Cause of Man (1991).

Who is it awarded to?

The Sir Frederick Warner Prize is presented biennially 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.

How is the winner decided?

Nominations will be considered by a panel including industrial and academic members, and a shortlist and preferred name submitted to IChemE’s Medals & Prizes Committee.

How do I enter or nominate somebody?

Nominations should be no more than 600 words and sent to: medals@icheme.org  

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When is the deadline?

31 October 2018

For more information contact: medals@icheme.org


2016 prize winner

Dr Kathryn Mumford
(University of Melbourne, Australia)

For her contributions across a broad spectrum of technologies including polar remediation, CCS and slow release fertilizers.

2014 prize winner

Dr Camille Petit
(Imperial College London, UK)

For her work on functional nanomaterials that address environmental and energy challenges (e.g., water treatment, CO2 capture and conversion, gas separation and sensing).

2013 prize winner

Dr Valeska Ting
(University of Bath, UK)

For her research into sustainable technologies with a particular focus on hydrogen storage.

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).