The SIESO Medal seeks to raise awareness of process safety among science, business, and engineering students.

The medal was launched early 2019 following a donation from SIESO (a society that Shared Information and Experience for Safer Operation) who ceased operations in 2018 and bequeathed the bulk of its reserves to IChemE.

The medal will be awarded annually to an individual or group of students for the best presentation of a major accident and the learning outcomes. Applications are sought from all students anywhere in the world, including under or postgraduate; full or part time; in chemical engineering or other subjects.

Prize money is £750 and an allowance of up to £250 towards travel expenses to attend a relevant awards presentation.

Nominations will be considered by the editorial panel of the Loss Prevention Bulletin (LPB) who will recommend a winner to IChemE’s Medals and Prizes Committee.

Criteria this medal will be judged against are:

  1. accuracy
  2. quality and appeal
  3. engagement and impact
  4. novelty and inventiveness
  5. suitability for publishing on the LPB website, use of LBP/other process safety reference material
  6. teamwork (cross discipline teams encouraged).

Deadline for entry is 30 July.

How to apply

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 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