Moulton Medals

The Moulton Medal is awarded to the authors of the best paper of a mature nature and the best by an author who has graduated within the last 10 years published by the Institution during the year.

Lord Moulton is associated with the development of chemical engineering during the 1914-18 war when he took charge of explosives supply.

Who is it awarded to?

The Senior Moulton Medal is awarded to the author, or authors of the most meritorious paper published by IChemE during the last year.

The Junior Moulton Medal follows the same criteria but recognises the best author, or co-author, who has graduated within the last 10 years (excluding career breaks) at the time of submission of the paper.

In the award of the Moulton Medals, IChemE is looking to reward papers that are forward-looking in topic areas that will be important in the future, as well as papers on more traditional themes that will appeal to readers who are not experts in the subjects covered.

How is the winner decided?

The Publications Medals Board, examines papers and books published by IChemE during the year. These include papers published in IChemE journals: Chemical Engineering Research and Design; Process Safety and Environmental Protection; Food and Bioproducts ProcessingEducation for Chemical Engineers and Sustainable Production and Consumption that have been shortlisted by the journals editors-in-chief as well as in the Symposium Series conference proceedings.

The Publications Medals Board recommends the winners to the Medals and Prizes Committee.

How do I nominate somebody?

The Publications Medals Board welcomes nominations. All nominations should be no more than 600 words and be sent to

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When is the deadline?

30 September 2018

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2017 Senior winners

Dr Luke A Connal, Milena Nadgorny and Dr Zeyun Xiao
(University of Melbourne, Australia)

For their paper: "2D and 3D-printing of self-healing gels: design and extrusion of self-rolling objects" published in Molecular Systems Design and Engineering, 2017, Volume 2, 283‒292

2016 Senior winners

Shaofeng Wang, Xibing Li and Deming Wang
(Central South University, China)

For their paper "Mining-induced void distribution and application in the hydro-thermal investigation and control of an underground coal fire: A case study" published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Volume 102, July 2016, 734‒756

2015 Senior winners

Dr Feriha M Mukuve and Dr Richard A Fenner
(University of Cambridge, UK)

For their paper "Scale variability of water, land, and energy resource interactions and their influence on the food system in Uganda" published in Sustainable Production and Consumption, Volume 2 April 2015: 79-95

2014 Senior winners

Professor Yehia Khalil, Susanne Opalka and Bruce Laube
(United Technologies Research Centre)

For their paper "Experimental and theoretical investigations for mitigating NaAlH4 reactivity risks during postulated accident scenarios involving exposure to air or water", published in Process Safety and Environmental Protection, volume 91: 463-475

2013 Senior winners

Dr Andrea Cipollina, Dr Maria Grazia Di Sparti, Dr Alessandro Tamburini and Dr Giorgio D M Micale (AM)
(Universita de Palermo, Italy)

For their paper "Development of a membrane distillation module for solar energy seawater desalination", published in "Chemical Engineering Research & Design", December 2012.

2012 Senior winners

Dr David J Brennan (F), Dr Andrew Hoadley (M), Dr Sarah E Sinclair and Mr Tarrant J Falcke
(Monash University, Australia)

For their paper "The sustainability of clean coal technology: IGCC with/without CCS", published in "Process Safety & Environmental Protection", January 2011.

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2017 Junior winner

Anna Patsioura (Universite; Paris-Saclay, France)

For her contribution to the paper: "Effects of oxygenation and process conditions on thermo-oxidation of oil during deep-frying" published in Food and Bioproducts Processing, Volume 101 (2017) 84‒89.

2016 Junior winner

Dr Hui Wang

For her contribution to the paper: "Non-infectious virus-like particles for the validation of membrane integrity and column performance in bioprocessing" published in "Food and Bioproducts Processing", Volume 98, April 2016, 327‒332.

2015 Junior winners

Charles Cunault
(INRA, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Henning Foste
(Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany)

For their contributions to the paper "A novel set-up and a CFD approach to study the biofilm dynamics as a function of local flow conditions encountered in fresh-cut food processing equipments" published in Food and Bioproducts Processing, 93: 217-223.

2014 Junior winners

Dr JA Barish and Prof JM Goddard
(University of Massachusetts, USA)

For their paper "Anti-fouling surface modified stainless steel for food processing", published in Food and Bioproducts Processing, volume 91:352-362.

2013 Junior winner

Dr Arnaud FM Bizard
(University of Cambridge)

For his paper with Dr Digby D Symons, Professor Norman A Fleck & Mr GC Grimwood, "Design guidelines for granular particles in a conical centrifugal filter", published in Chemical Engineering Research & Design, February 2013.

2012 Junior winner

Chandi Patel
(University College London)

For her paper with Dr P Lettieri and Dr A Germana, "Techno-economic performance analysis and environmental impact assessment of small to medium scale SRF combustion plants for energy production in the UK", published in Process Safety & Environmental Protection, May 2012.

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