Easterfield Award


The Easterfield Award is awarded annually by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry to a chemist in New Zealand in recognition of the quality and originality of their research.

The winner of this award will visit the UK for a period of up to two weeks to deliver a lecture at a number of locations in order to promote scientific links between New Zealand and the UK.


General information


  • Run biennially
  • The winner receives a medal and a certificate 
  • The winner will complete a UK lecture tour, arranged by the Royal Society of Chemistry 
  • The winner will be chosen by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry

Previous Winners

Previous Winners

Previous winners 1974 - present

History of the Award


The Medal was donated by the Royal Institute of Chemistry (now the Royal Society of Chemistry) in honour of the late Sir Thomas Hill Easterfield KBE MZ (Cantab) PhD (Wutzburg) FRSNZ FRIC HonFNZIC.

He was very well known for his contributions in the field of chemistry and will be remembered particularly for his inspiration and encouragement which was passed onto his students during the many years he was Professor of Chemistry at Victoria University College and for his infectious enthusiasm for chemical research.


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