Green Chemistry Award


The Green Chemistry Award is for the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes which have the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Specific examples include the:

  • application of innovative, sustainable technology to established industrial procedures 
  • development of environmentally sustainable routes and methods to important products
  • design of new, greener and safer chemicals and materials
  • use of sustainable resources
  • use of biotechnology-based solutions    

2014 Winner

Professor North

Green Chemistry Award 2014 Winner

Professor Michael North, University of York


General information


  • Run biennially - NOT OPEN this year
  • The winner receives 2000, a medal and a certificate
  • The winner will complete a UK lecture tour
  • The winner will be chosen by the Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Awards Committee     

Guidelines for Nominators


  • Nominations open on 01 September 2015
  • Nominations close on 15 January 2016 
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for the 2016 Prizes and Awards Main portfolio 
  • Candidates may NOT nominate themselves
  • The award is open to candidates based in the UK or internationally
  • There are no age restrictions associated with this award
  • When nominating recent Award and Prize winners, please remember that a person cannot be rewarded twice for substantially the same body of work         

To make a nomination please use our online awards nominations system at the bottom of the page to submit the following:

  • Your name, contact details, and membership number (please contact the RSC Membership team if you do not know your membership details)
  • The candidate's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the candidate (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) which should include their date of birth, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents (if appropriate) and website URL if relevant
  • A supporting statement (no longer than one A4 side, 11pt text) addressing the selection criteria 
  • A short citation describing what the nominee should be awarded for. This must be no longer than 250 characters (not including spaces) and ideally no longer than one sentence
  • References are not required for this award       

Previous Winners

Green Chemistry Award Previous Winners

2001 - present

History of the Award


The RSC Green Chemistry Award was established in 2001. 


Contact and Further Information

Awards
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Milton Road, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432384
Fax: +44 (0)1223 423623