Donald Medal

The Donald Medal is awarded to an individual for outstanding services in biochemical engineering.

The medal is named after a long-serving Honorary Secretary and former Ramsay Professor at University College London where biochemical engineering was first established in the UK.

It was established by the Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group and recognises outstanding service and innovation within the field. Impact of the contribution should address global challenges in biochemical engineering, incorporating aspects of sustainable development.

Nominations are sought from anyone interested in the subject area, including IChemE’s Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group.

Nominations will be considered by the Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group committee, who will recommend a winner to IChemE’s Medals and Prizes Committee.

Criteria this medal will be judged against are:

  1. outstanding specific contribution
  2. aspirational qualities
  3. sustained impact in the field.

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
  • 2021 — G Lye
  • 2020 — A Osborne
  • 2018/19 — C Webb
  • 2017 — C J Hewitt
  • 2016 — D J Williams
  • 2015 — A Mantalaris
  • 2014 — C Brown
  • 2013 — N J Titchener-Hooker
  • 2012 — M A Carver
  • 2010 — H A Chase
  • 2009 — N K H Slater
  • 2008 — M Al-Rubeai
  • 2007 — A Lyddiatt
  • 2006 — G Hamer
  • 2005 — J Birch
  • 2004 — C R Thomas
  • 2003 — S C Chaudhary
  • 2002 — M Hoare
  • 2001 — B Buckland
  • 2000 — A Nienow
  • 1999 — P Edwards
  • 1997 — N Emery
  • 1996 — G E Guidoboni
  • 1995 — B Atkinson
  • 1994 — P Dunnill
  • 1993 — S P Vranch
  • 1992 — M Lilly
  • 1991 — A Stankiewicz
  • 1990 — N Blakebrough
  • 1989 — D Shore