The Sharma Medal, launched in 2014, recognises sustained outstanding research contributions in chemical engineering across an individual’s career.
The medal is named after Man Mohan (MM) Sharma, a highly respected professor of chemical engineering from India, director of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, and the first Indian engineer to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
From 2018, following a kind donation from Dr A V Rama Rao (Founder, Avra Ltd) and Professor J B Joshi (ICT Mumbai) in support of the Sharma medal, the winner will also receive an award of £1000.
Any member can make a nomination for this medal. Nominations will be considered by IChemE’s Medals and Prizes Committee, who will confirm the winner.
Criteria this medal will be judged against are:
- scientific and engineering advances
- scope/significance — demonstrated potential in terms of application of methods and tools to solving challenging problems
- impact and alignment with progress toward a net-zero economy or the UN SDGs
- publications, citations, patents, or other indicators of esteem.
How to nominate
Nominations for 2023 medals and prizes are now closed. Nominations for 2024 will open in September 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Previous medal winners
- 2023 — N Shah
- 2020 — P Mendes
- 2017 — G F Hewitt
- 2015 — R Sargent