Learned Society Committee Elections 2019

The Learned Society Committee will give strategic direction to IChemE’s technical priorities and steer IChemE’s activities as a learned society. Delivering on IChemE’s strategy to be led by members, supporting members and serving society, this newly-created committee will put members in charge of this vitally important area of activity.

We want to start delivering on this mission as soon as possible. Therefore, we are now calling for nominations for members to join the Learned Society Committee. We are looking for members whose collective technical expertise spans the breadth of chemical engineering.

Nominations open on 3 June and will close on 30 June at 23:59 BST.

Nominees (with the exception of the early career representative) need to be at least five years post Chartership. Self-nominations are acceptable. All nominations must be supported by two other members of the Institution.

The Learned Society Committee’s remit includes:

  • through Chemical Engineering Matters, setting the strategic priorities for IChemE as a learned society
  • determining which technical areas of IChemE should focus on and how it might deliver in these areas
  • reviewing and approving proposals for learned society projects, and ensuring the technical delivery of ongoing projects against agreed milestones
  • overseeing established learned society activities, such as the Special Interest Groups, IChemE’s portfolio of publications, its medals and prizes, and its work with policy makers.

There will be nine elected seats on the Learned Society Committee. We welcome candidates from a wide range of industries and technical backgrounds to ensure the committee has a broad spread of knowledge.

Candidates will be elected by the Learned Society Forum, which comprises representatives of Special Interest Groups, Regional Member Groups, and other groups contributing to IChemE’s activities as a learned society. Votes will be held in July and the outcome will be announced by the end of July.

They will be elected for three years, though the first members will serve for 2, 3 or 4 years. We expect that much of the work of the committee will take place through online platforms to enable members to fit any work around their existing commitments, though participation in some conference calls may be required.


If you want to find out more about the nomination and election process or the work of the Learned Society Committee, we will be holding two interactive webinars on the week commencing 11 June. To register, please follow the links below:

Webinar 1: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 13:00—14:00 BST.
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Webinar 2: Friday 14 June 2019, 08:30—09:30 BST.
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