Global Awards 2021

About the judging panel

All awards entries are reviewed and scored by a panel of volunteer judges. From 2018, judges are appointed for a period of three years. At the end of this term, judges may stand for re-election to continue as a judge for a further three-year period.

The chair of the judging panel is typically elected from within the existing judging panel for a period of three years with an option to serve for a further period of up to three years as chair.

Judges will typically be Chartered Chemical Engineers or equivalent and subject matter experts.

Membership of IChemE is not a pre-requisite to serving on the judging panel (except for the role of chair).

The judging panel is typically reviewed in December/January.

Apply to join the judging panel

We are no longer accepting applications to join the 2021 panel. If you are interested in joining our panel for 2022, send your CV to Please indicate in your email what categories you feel most suitably fit your expertise. 

IChemE reserves the right to review applications on a case by case basis and appoint judges at any time.

Judges for 2021

All entries are scored by a judging panel of subject matter experts.

  • Keith Batchelor (Head Judge)
  • Abdullatif Albitawi
  • Amro Heikal
  • Avinashkumar Karre
  • Ayssar Hanza
  • Azzam Younes
  • Bill Harper
  • Chris Hamlin
  • Chris Taylor
  • David Hassell
  • Jamie Cleaver
  • Jarka Glassey
  • Jason Leadbitter
  • Jessica Hernandez
  • Julián Parra
  • Kit Oung
  • Ling Tau Chuan
  • Mark Thomas
  • Marta Lema
  • Nigel Bowker
  • Paul Shearing
  • Peter Fairhurst
  • Peter Namey
  • Rachel Cooke
  • Rahul Nabar
  • Richard Drake
  • Robert Leah
  • Steve Hall
  • Sundara Viswanathan
  • Tom Rodgers
  • Vaughan Thomas