Warner Prize

The Sir Frederick Warner Prize is presented to an individual, normally in the early stages of their career, who has shown exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more accessible to a wider scientific community.

Sir Frederick Warner was a former IChemE president and its longest-serving member at the time of his death in July 2010. He first joined IChemE in 1936, becoming an IChemE council member in 1948, honorary secretary in 1953 and president in 1966. 

He was knighted for services to chemical engineering in 1968. He was a founding member of RAEng and was elected to the Royal Society in 1976. Warner was a key member of the team investigating the Chernobyl disaster and with university friend Herbert Cremer set up the engineering consultancy Cremer & Warner. 

Among his many career accolades were the Royal Society’s Leverhulme Medal (1978) and Buchanan Medal (1982), the Rhineland Prize for Environmental Protection (1984) and the Gerard Piel Award for Service to Science in the Cause of Man (1991).

The Sir Frederick Warner Prize will be presented to an individual, normally in the early stages of their career, who has shown exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical process technology, nuclear technology or in making chemical engineering more accessible to a wider scientific community.

Nominations will be considered by a panel including industrial and academic members, and a shortlist and preferred name submitted to IChemE’s Medals and Prizes Committee.

How to nominate

Nominations open on 1 September and close on 31 October each year unless specified otherwise.

For more information and to nominate, visit the make a nomination section >>

Prize winners
  • 2018/19 — D Randall
  • 2016 — K A Mumford
  • 2014 — C Petit
  • 2013 — V Ting
  • 2011 — B Salisbury