31 August 2016
IChemE calls for 2016 medal nominations
From safe drinking water to new fuels to reduce carbon emissions, chemical engineers are helping to make the world a better place every day. Now, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is calling on the profession to put forward their nominations for its latest round of medals and prizes.
This year’s medals recognise excellence in 22 categories spanning outstanding research, career achievements and services to the profession and Institution. This includes the introduction of a new medal – named after Professor John Davidson.
Announced just a few months ago, the Davidson medal will recognise individuals who have been active mentors in industry or academia. Professor John Davidson was a former president of IChemE, who has spent the last 63 years of his career mentoring chemical engineering students at University of Cambridge.
Several IChemE medals celebrate some of the most illustrious chemical engineering luminaries from across the globe, by perpetuating their names and historic achievements well into the future.
IChemE Director of Publications, Claudia Flavell-While said:
“The profession is now well represented for both individuals and groups across all ages and sectors, even more so with the introduction of new medals in recent years. Each award has its own specific criteria, but overall they recognise the profession’s unsung heroes.”
She continued; “This includes promising young talent, advocates for the profession and achievements that have made an impact on important economic, environmental and societal issues. Ultimately the IChemE medals programme supports the belief that chemical engineering matters.”
The chemical engineering profession is being called upon to make their nominations before 31 October 2016. Self-nominations will not be considered.
Those wishing to nominate a colleague, friend or peer for an award should visit www.icheme.org/medals to download the nomination form and to view the judging criteria for individual medals. For all other enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ambassador prize is awarded to an IChemE member who has made an exceptional contribution. The prize is typically awarded in recognition of a sustained period of work on a short to medium term project.
In memory of Professor Syd Andrew, the Andrew Medal recognises a major contribution in the field of heterogeneous catalysts.
Bird, Stewart and Lightfoot Medal
The medal recognises a major contribution to research in the area of transport phenomena. (Next awarded in 2017).
John Collier is a former president of IChemE. His medal is co-sponsored by IChemE, Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. It is awarded in the field of energy, including the interface between energy, the environment and technology. (Next awarded in 2017).
The Council medal is awarded to an individual who has given exceptional service to an IChemE special project.
The Davidson Medal was launched in 2016 to honour Professor John Davidson. It will be presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding mentorship to young chemical engineers, in academia or industry. Davidson himself is an inspirational role model to young engineers and students at the University of Cambridge, and has mentored several generations of chemical engineers over the past 50 years.
George E Davis Medal
Named after the founding father of the chemical engineering profession, the George E Davis medal recognises an eminent individual in the profession.
The Donald medal is awarded to an individual for outstanding services in biochemical engineering. It is named after Honorary Secretary and former Ramsay Professor at University College London, Maxwell Donald.
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.
Introduced in 2014, the Geldart medal is awarded biennially to recognise a major contribution to research in the area of particle technology. Winners are expected to have made scientific advancements widely acknowledged within the community and high-impact findings that are recognised outside the immediate field of particle technology.
The Guggenheim Medal, named after one of the most well known thermodynamicists of the 20th century, recognises a major contribution to research in the area of thermodynamics and complex fluids. Edward A Guggenheim was professor at the University of Reading and is noted for his 1933 publication of the Modern Thermodynamics, which defined the emerging field.
Arnold Greene Medal
[Frank] Arnold Greene was a founder member of IChemE who served as President in 1943-44 and also held the post of Honorary Treasurer. The medal is awarded each year for the most meritorious long-term contribution to the progress of IChemE.
The Hanson medal is for the best contributor to the Institution's magazine The Chemical Engineer (formerly tce). It is awarded annually and is named after a past chairman of The Chemical Engineer editorial advisory board.
This medal is named after Dr Dennis Hebden, an employee of British Gas, and is awarded for outstanding service in the field of gasification research, development, and commercialisation.
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.
Frank 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.
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.
Named after Roger Sargent, former president of IChemE and Professor of chemical engineering at Imperial College, this medal recognise a major contribution to research in the area of computer-aided product and process engineering.
MM Sharma Medal
This medal recognises sustained outstanding research contributions in chemical engineering across an individual’s career. (Next awarded in 2017).
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.
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.
Introduced in 2014, the Underwood recognises a major contribution to research in the area of separations. The medal is awarded biennially to one or more individuals who have made a significant sustained recent contribution to research in the area. Individuals can be from academia or industry,
Sir Frederick Warner Medal
The Sir Frederick Warner medal is presented every two years to an individual, normally in the early stages of their career, showing exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more accessible to a wider scientific community.