Ambassador Prize

The Ambassador Prize is awarded annually to a member volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution as part of their role as a volunteer for IChemE as an ambassador for the Institution and/or profession more widely.

The contribution could have been made as part of the member’s engagement with a Member Group or Special Interest Group, or through another group or activity linked with IChemE.

This prize is typically awarded in recognition of a piece of work on a short to medium term project that has had a significant impact outside IChemE’s existing membership base, required significant effort by the volunteer, or both.

Any member or member of staff 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. external impact of the contribution
  2. volunteer effort contributed.

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 prize winners
  • 2024 — The late Jennifer Aitken
  • 2023 — P Garcia-Trinanes
  • 2021 — Y Ali
  • 2020 — G Maitland
  • 2019 — A Brown
  • 2018 — J C McAndrew
  • 2017 — C P L C Chambon
  • 2015 — R Cooke
  • 2014 — P Fennel
  • 2013 — J Glassey
  • 2011 — A Ginsberg
  • 2011 — L Lewis