04 September 2017

SIESO announce support for IChemE medals – open for nominations

Medals 2017

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is calling on the profession to put forward nominations for its 2017 medals and prizes.

Two of the medals have received new support this year, from SIESO – the association for professionals involved in the prevention and response to industrial and commercial incidents.

The association has announced that it will sponsor the Frank Lees Medal and the Franklin Medal, which recognise achievements by chemical engineers working in the area of safety and loss prevention.

Its support will award the 2017 Lees and Franklin Medal winners with a £250 prize to support further progress in helping to make the process industries safer.

Ken Readman, Chairman of SIESO, said:

“For the last 65 years SIESO has sought to bring together industry, commerce, the emergency services, central and local government and the regulatory bodies to share ideas, experience and best practice in preventing and mitigating industrial incidents. We are delighted to support process safety professionals with a financial award to the Franklin and Frank Lees Medal winners for 2017. The donation will support IChemE’s mission to advance process safety worldwide.”

This year’s medals and prizes also recognise excellence in a further 15 categories spanning outstanding research, career achievements and services to the profession and Institution. Several IChemE medals celebrate some of the most illustrious chemical engineering luminaries from across the globe, by perpetuating their names and historic achievements well into the future.

The 2016 round-up of medals and prizes included twenty five winners from ten different countries; including Australia, Malaysia, and the UK.

IChemE Director of Publications, Claudia Flavell-While said:

“Chemical engineers are achieving amazing breakthroughs every day to make the world a better place. As a professional body we know that there are chemical and process engineers working across a diverse range of sectors, and our medals aim to recognise their outstanding service and achievement.

She continued; “Ultimately the IChemE medals programme supports the belief that chemical engineering matters, and I encourage professionals both inside and outside IChemE membership to nominate the individuals who continually support this message through their work, be it in industry or academia.”

The chemical engineering profession is being called upon to make their nominations before 31 October 2017. The deadline for the Macnab-Lacey Prize came to a close in June. Self-nominations will not be considered.

Those wishing to nominate a colleague, friend or peer for an award should visit www.icheme.org/medals to download the nomination form and to view the judging criteria for individual medals. For all other enquiries, contact medals@icheme.org.

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