Our Honorary Fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds, career paths and countries, and are nominated by our members.
They include individuals whose distinguished research careers have made an extraordinary impact on scientific advancement, leaders of companies, or other major enterprises that have been of significant benefit to the application of chemical science. Some of our Honorary Fellows have contributed to the benefit and welfare of the chemical sciences through public service, outreach, policy development, and change, and through connecting or leading the chemical science community to provide solutions for societal challenges.
You can see all 116 current Honorary Fellows below.
The nomination process
Our members are invited to make nominations for our new Honorary Fellows.
Who may become an Honorary Fellow (HonFRSC)?
Our founding By-law 6 states:
“The Board of Trustees may admit to the Society as an Honorary Fellow any person who is distinguished in the science or profession of chemistry or whom the Board of Trustees may consider it desirable to admit as an Honorary Fellow for any other sufficient reason”.
Candidates will be considered against the following agreed criteria
- Distinguished chemists who have made a significant contribution to the chemical sciences community
- Distinguished scientists whose work, outside chemistry, has had a significant impact on chemical science
- Other distinguished persons whose activities have been of significant benefit to the chemical sciences community
For more information, please get in touch with our Governance team using the contact details on this page.