Selection Criteria and Judging Panel
Our selection committees base their evaluations on the overall quality of relevant contributions and achievements by nominees, in relation to the selection criteria listed below.
The scientific content of any supporting publications, as described in the supporting statement, is much more important than publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which it is published.
The selection committee will consider the following aspects of nominations for this prize:
- Professionalism - including reliability, organisational skills, accuracy, precision, consistency of approach and competency
- Contribution - including role played in team and examples of team working
- Achievement - including outstanding skills and expertise in the role, examples of inspiring colleagues, co-workers, students (at all levels) and similar
- Development - including examples of personal development
- Personal Attributes - including examples of enthusiasm about the subject and their role within it, communication skills, and, where appropriate, leadership skills
Where appropriate, examples of how candidates have provided "inspirational", "innovative" and/or "creative" contributions and similar are encouraged.
In an instance where multiple nominees are judged equally meritorious in relation to the above criteria, judging panels have the flexibility to use information provided by the nominator on the nominee’s broader contribution to the chemistry community as an additional criterion.
Examples of relevant contributions could include, but are not limited to:
- Involvement with Royal Society of Chemistry member groups/networks
- Service on committees
- Promotion of diversity and inclusion
- Advocacy for chemistry
- Public engagement and outreach
Industry Prizes Working Group
- Paul Brewer, National Physical Laboratory (Chair)
- Ian Ball, Johnson Matthey
- Oscar Kelly, Altana
- Lydia Meyer Turkson, INARI Agriculture
- Katty O'Brien-Quilty, Thames Water