Moulton Medals

The Moulton Medals are awarded to the author, or authors, of the most meritorious papers published by IChemE in the last year. The Junior Moulton Medal recognises early career and the Senior Moulton Medal recognises more established authors.

The medals are named after Baron Moulton, an early shaper of the field of chemical engineering through his role as director general of the explosives department in the UK’s War Office during World War One.

In the award of 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. 

Suitable papers are shortlisted by the editors of relevant IChemE publications and are assessed by the Publication Medals Committee, who recommend a winner to the Medals and Prizes Committee for approval.

Criteria this medal will be judged against are:

  1. readability/presentation
  2. originality/novelty
  3. technical content
  4. value as a catalyst
  5. broad relevance to chemical engineering.

This is not necessarily a complete list, or in order of precedence.

The same judging criteria are used for nominations to the Junior Moulton Medal. Individuals nominated for the Junior Moulton Medal must have graduated within the last ten years (excluding career breaks) at the time of submission of the paper. The nominated author must have made a significant contribution to the paper.

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 senior medal winners
  • 2020 — J Perez-Calderon, M V Santos and N Zaritzky
  • 2019 — B J Bucior, N S Bobbitt, T Islamoglu, S Goswami, A Gopalan, O K Farha, N Bagheri, R Q Snurr and T Yildirimb 
  • 2018 — V C Quek, N Shah and B Chachuat - view the winning paper
  • 2017 — L A Connal, M Nadgorny and Z Xiao
  • 2016 — S Wang, X Li and D Wang
  • 2015 — F M Mukuve and R A Fenner
  • 2014 — Y Khalil, S Opalka and B Laube
  • 2013 — A Cipollina, M G Di Sparti, A Tamburini and G D M Micale
  • 2012 — T Falcke, A Hoadley, D Brennan and S Sinclair
  • 2011 — A Roubaud, A Leybros, P Guichardon and O Boutin
  • 2010 — S E Taylor
  • 2009 — W B J Zimmerman, B Hewakandamby, V Tesař, H Bandulasena and O Omotowa
  • 2008 — D Mignard and C L Pritchard
  • 2006 — K M de Lathouder, J J W Bakker, M T Kreutzer, F Kapteijn, J A Moulijn and S A Wallin
  • 2005 — A Brucato, F Scargiali, E Di Rienzo, F Grisafi and M Ciofalo
  • 2004 — S M Kresta, G L Anthieren and K Parsiegla
  • 2003 — S Massol-Chaudeur, H Berthiaux and J A Dodds
  • 2002 — M Z Abdullah, L C Guan and B M N Mohd Azemi
  • 2001 — R Krishna
  • 2000 — L S Kershenbaum
  • 1999 — D E Walton and C J Mumford
  • 1998 — K A Golonka and D J Brennan
  • 1997 — F Puel, P Marchal and J-P Klein
  • 1996 — C F Zukoski, D F Rosenbaum and P C Zamora
  • 1995 — G Akay, Z Bhumgara and R G Wakeman
  • 1994 — B Rahardjo and S K Sastry
  • 1993 — G Guerreri
  • 1992 — S Richardson, A Haque and G Saville
  • 1991 — R Wakeman and S Tarleton
  • 1990 — G Polley, M H Panjeh Shahi and F O Jegede
  • 1989 — P J Fryer and K Halden
  • 1988 — A Bunn and F P Lees
  • 1987 — T Fairclough, K Chan and G Davies
  • 1986 — P J Hoek, J A Wesselingh and F J Zuiderweg
  • 1985 — R La Nauze
  • 1984 — J R Bourne
  • 1983 — C M Chapman, A W Nienow, M Cooke and J C Middleton
  • 1982 — F P Lees
  • 1981 — J Bailes and S K L Larkai
  • 1980 — H A Duxbury
  • 1979 — B Linnhoff and D Boland
  • 1978 — R Clift, Y Doganoglu, V Jog and K V Thambimuthu
  • 1977 — V A Juvekar and M M Sharma
  • 1976 — B Atkinson and M E Abdel Rahman Ali
  • 1975 — T O K Audu and G V Jeffreys
  • 1974 — S Hartland and A D Barber
  • 1973 — M M Aredesian and J F Davidson
  • 1972 — P N Rowe and D J Everitt
  • 1971 — R A Ramachandran and M M Sharma
  • 1970 — J W Mullin and J Nyvlt
  • 1969 — S F Bush
  • 1968 — K E Porter
  • 1967 — D Goldschmidt and P le Goff
  • 1966 — W H Denton, S B Hosegood and F C Wood
  • 1965 — A Klinkenberg
  • 1964 — P M Hertjees
  • 1963 — W H Gauvin and J J O Gravel
  • 1962 — F R Schofield and P G Gravel
  • 1961 — D O Heinrich
  • 1960 — K P Lanneau
  • 1959 — J F Davidson, E J Cullen, D Hanson and D Roberts
  • 1958 — P H Calderbank
  • 1957 — W D Armstrong, H H Rosenbrock and W L Wilkinson
  • 1956 — E S Sellers and D R Augood
  • 1955 — J S Forsyth and J T Wood
  • 1954 — G Burrows and F H Preece
  • 1953 — R Murdoch and H R C Pratt
  • 1952 — D F Kelsall
  • 1951 — C J Stairmand
  • 1950 — H Verschoor
  • 1949 — A C Branch and J L Sweeten
  • 1948 — W S Norman
  • 1947 — H Heywood
  • 1946 — K B Wilson and G J H Tasker
  • 1945 — T Wallace
  • 1944 — N Swindin
  • 1943 — V F Gloag
  • 1942 — W K Hutchinson and E Spivey
  • 1941 — P Parrish
  • 1940 — J C Farrant
  • 1939 — G W Hewson and R L Rees
  • 1938 — J H Dobson and W J Walker
  • 1937 — M B Donald
  • 1936 — D M Newitt
  • 1935 — E Griffiths and R W Powell
  • 1934 — J D Pratt and G S W Marlow
  • 1933 — E W Colbeck, W E MacGillivray and W R D Manning
  • 1932 — C M White
  • 1931 — N E Rambush
  • 1930 — A T King
  • 1929 — H Hollings, S Pexton and R Chaplin

 

Previous junior medal winners
  • 2020 — D Danaci, M Bui and N MacDowell
  • 2020 — L Forster, C D'Agostino and L Yu
  • 2019 — O P W Peck
  • 2018 — A Long and A Ferguson - view the winning paper
  • 2017 — A Patsioura
  • 2016 — H Wang
  • 2015 — C Cunault and H Föste
  • 2014 — J M Goddard and J A Barish
  • 2013 — A F M Bizard
  • 2012 — C Patel
  • 2011 — K S Ng and J Sadhukhan
  • 2006 — K H Tsang
  • 2005 — F Stepanek
  • 2004 — R Kumar and F Stepanek
  • 2003 — D B Ward
  • 2002 — A P Harvey
  • 2001 — J Baxter
  • 1998 — M G Sneesby
  • 1997 — D L Hancock
  • 1996 — W A McMinn
  • 1995 — N Shah
  • 1994 — S L McKee and P Ying
  • 1993 — A Livingston, P Brookes and L Freitas dos Santos
  • 1991 — M Bird
  • 1990 — D Feord
  • 1989 — A Deakin and I Kemp
  • 1988 — P Callaghan
  • 1987 — E H Stitt
  • 1986 — A Rossiter
  • 1984 — J Singh
  • 1982 — M Considine, G C Grint and P L Holden
  • 1979 — R C Darton
  • 1978 — R J Wakeham
  • 1977 — R Gutman
  • 1973 — M C Singer
  • 1967 — M A Patrick
  • 1966 — G J Jameson
  • 1964 — K Szekely
  • 1963 — D J Nicklin
  • 1961 — D W Thompson
  • 1959 — H A Learsey and R Murdoch
  • 1958 — K W Free
  • 1957 — D Train
  • 1955 — A L Whynes
  • 1954 — G G Betts
  • 1952 — W Woodmark
  • 1951 — A H Isaac
  • 1950 — D C Freshwater
  • 1949 — D I W Atkinson
  • 1948 — H Winning
  • 1947 — E T Moss
  • 1946 — E H Eduljee
  • 1945 — S S Grimley
  • 1944 — J M Pirie
  • 1943 — H R Soper
  • 1942 — S H Wade
  • 1940 — S A Gregory
  • 1939 — A K G Thomson
  • 1938 — E F J Tomalin
  • 1937 — W H A Webb
  • 1936 — R F Hayman
  • 1934 — D G Bagg
  • 1933 — E H T Hoblyn
  • 1932 — W B Hawes
  • 1931 — M L Nathan
  • 1930 — L W Blundell
  • 1929 — H Smith