Our chief executive Robert Parker says: “The chemical sciences are vital for the wellbeing of our world and chemical scientists help to change people’s lives for the better. That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate the innovation and expertise of our community through our prizes and awards.
“This year’s inspiring and influential winners come from a range of specialisms, backgrounds, countries and communities. Each has done their bit to advance excellence in the chemical sciences – to improve the lives of people around the world now and in the future.”
With over 80 prizes and awards in our main portfolio, recognition is available to everyone. We have categories for both early career researchers and more established researchers – as well as awards aimed specifically at the education sector and at industry. The awards also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, and the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.
Among this year’s prizes and awards are five aimed specifically at the education sector, and these are covered in more depth in our magazine for chemistry educators, Education in Chemistry.
All our winners have proved that passion, excellence and dedication deserve recognition and reward.
Online article collection
In celebration of our 2018 prizes and awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners in our journals.
The collection is free to access for a limited period.
Inclusion and diversity
Across all areas of the Royal Society of Chemistry we are committed to supporting and improving diversity and inclusion. Our statistics relating to gender diversity in our prizes and awards programme are published below.