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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    

2012 Winner

Professor Edmund Tsang

Green Chemistry Award 2012 Winner

Professor Edman Tsang, University of Oxford

Rules and Criteria

  • Run biennially
  • Open to everyone without restrictions
  • Candidates are NOT permitted to nominate themselves
  • One page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, website URL, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant publications, total numbers of publications and patents
  • A one page supporting statement addressing the selection criteria, which can be viewed through the link on this page
  • Nominations open 1 September 2013
  • Nominations close 15 January 2014
  • Award winner will be chosen by the Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Awards Committee
  • Award winner receives 2000, a medal and a certificate      

Previous Winners

Green Chemistry Award Winners

2001 - present

Nomination Information

Make a Nomination

The nominations for 2014 will close on 15 January 2014

Guidelines for Nominators of Awards

Includes nomination requirements, selection procedure and timeframe information on making a nomination for an RSC Award