Nicklin Medal

This medal is named after Don Nicklin, the long-standing head of chemical engineering at Queensland University, Australia and a successful consultant known for supporting up and coming researchers. The Nicklin Medal is an early careers award and was introduced in 2014 to recognise talented chemical engineering researchers.

Nominees must, at the time of the awards nomination deadline, have no more than ten years postgraduate research experience (excluding career breaks) and should have produced international quality research outputs.

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:

  1. scientific and engineering advances
  2. originality
  3. scope/significance — demonstrated potential in terms of application of methods and tools to solving challenging problems
  4. impact and alignment with progress toward a net-zero economy or the UN SDGs
  5. publications, citations, patents, or other indicators of esteem.

How to nominate

To make a nomination, open the online nomination form and complete the information requested, paying attention to the criteria the medal will be judged against. The closing date for nominations is 31 October 2024.

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
  • 2024 — B Nie
  • 2023 — Y Elani
  • 2021 — H Leese
  • 2020 — F Li
  • 2019 — A Del Rio Chanona
  • 2018 — A K Yetisen
  • 2017 — E S Sanz-Perez
  • 2017 — K Sedransk Campbell
  • 2016 — Q Song
  • 2015 — C L Hare
  • 2014 — N MacDowell