Hanson Medal

The Hanson Medal is awarded to the author or authors of the best article to appear in The Chemical Engineer magazine each year.

The medal is named after Carl Hanson, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Bradford, renowned expert on solvent extraction, and a former chair of The Chemical Engineer’s editorial advisory board.

The Hanson Medal focuses on non-technical papers with the key criteria for the medal being ‘promoting chemical engineering and promoting discussion’. Staff writers and freelances are excluded from the award. 

Suitable papers are shortlisted by the editor of The Chemical Engineer and assessed by the Publication Medals Committee, who recommend a winner to the Medals and Prizes Committee for approval.

The definition of the medal and criteria it will be judged against are deliberately left imprecise to enable those assessing to select and recommend on any basis they choose.

How to nominate

To make a nomination, download the nomination form and complete the information requested, paying attention to the criteria the medal will be judged against. Please return the completed form to medals@icheme.org by the closing date.

Please note the following:

  • additional documents submitted outside the information provided in the nomination form will not be considered by the judges (unless specified otherwise)
  • we do not accept self-nominations
  • we do not accept nominations for sitting members of the Board of Trustees
  • unless indicated otherwise, medals/prizes are generally awarded to individuals — a single medal shall be presented in all cases.

Contact medals@icheme.org for more information.

Previous medal winners
  • 2020 — Anonymous
  • 2019 — R Faure, M Flin, P Del Gallo and M Wagner 
  • 2018 — A Sartbaeva - view the winning article
  • 2017 — J S Bresland
  • 2016 — M J Atkins
  • 2015 — P Gostomski
  • 2014 — A McCartor
  • 2013 — N N Hallale
  • 2012 — H Oosterdijk and T Hoencamp
  • 2011 — S F Bush and D R MacDonald
    2011 — M Pitts
  • 2010 — C S Gronover and D Prufe
  • 2009 — S M Howdle, D Lathbury, M Poliakoff and J-P Sherlock
  • 2008 — P L Rogers
  • 2007 — R Clift, Y Mulugetta and P Styring
  • 2006 — G M Campbell, A Koutinas, R Wang, J Sadhukham and C Webb
  • 2005 — D Ball 
  • 2004 — G Azeez and J Shave
  • 2003 — K M Shakesheff, D M Grant and D F Farrar
  • 2002 — A Gallardo-Soto, K Rawson and C McNeil
  • 2001 — D Smith
  • 1999 — N Medcalf
  • 1998 — S G Turner
  • 1997 — V Glancy
  • 1996 — A Boon and V Thomas
  • 1995 — P Cartright, G Pilkington and A Starkie
  • 1994 — V C Marshall
  • 1993 — H Barnes
  • 1992 — R Smith and E Petela 
  • 1991 — E Wade
  • 1990 — F Stainthorp and T Johnson
  • 1989 — M Turner
  • 1988 — D Clarke