Organic Industrial Chemistry Award

The Organic Industrial Chemistry Award is for the application of organic chemistry in an industrial context by a person or team.

2017 Winner

This Award was not awarded for 2017.

General information

  • Runs biennially - OPEN for 2019 nominations 
  • The winner receives £2000, a medal and a certificate
  • The winner will complete a UK lecture tour 
  • The winner will be chosen by the Organic Division Awards Committee    

Guidelines for Nominators

  • Nominations open on 01 October
  • Nominations close on 15 January 
  • Only RSC Members can nominate for this award
  • Nominees may NOT nominate themselves
  • Both teams and individuals can be nominated
  • The award is open to nominees based in the UK or internationally
  • There are no age restrictions associated with this award
  • When nominating previous RSC prize or award winners, please remember that a person cannot be awarded twice for substantially the same body of work   

To make a nomination please use our online awards nominations system  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 nominee's name and contact details 
  • An up to date CV for the nominee (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 (not applicable for team nominations)
  • A supporting statement  (up to 4500 characters for individual nominations and 7500 for team nominations, not including spaces) 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 and will not be accepted

Selection Criteria for RSC Awards

Our selection committees base their evaluations primarily on the overall quality of relevant contributions made by nominees and not simply on quantitative measures.

The selection committee(s) will consider the following aspects of all nominations for scientific research Awards as appropriate:

  • The impact of the nominee's contribution to organic chemistry in an industrial setting
  • The novelty of that contribution
  • The magnitude of effort required to achieve this contribution 
  • Evidence of effective teamwork
  • Supporting patents and/or publications   

Organic Division Awards Committee

  • Chris Willis, University of Bristol (Chair)
  • Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge
  • Vipul Patel, GSK
  • John Murphy, University of Strathclyde
  • Elaine O'Reilly, The University of Nottingham
  • David Procter, The University of Manchester    

Previous Winners

Organic Industrial Chemistry Award Previous Winners

2009 - present

Contact and Further Information

Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 420066