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.
Supporting statements should cover the following:
- Introduction of entrepreneur and the business: describe the business and the nominee's current position and responsibilities in the business.
- Success and challenges to date: describe the entrepreneurial story, including the risks and obstacles overcome, resilience shown.
- Innovation and creativity: describe the products and services which differentiate the business from competitors.
- Growth potential and financial performance: describe succinctly the growth strategy and whether the business generated any revenue or profit in the last three years.
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
- Effective mentorship
- Service on boards, committees or panels
- Leadership in the scientific community
- Promotion of diversity and inclusion
- Advocacy for chemistry
- Public engagement and outreach
Industry and Technology Division Prize Committee
- Roy Sandbach, Newcastle University (Chair)
- Geetha Srinivasan, Petronas
- Jacquin Wilford-Brown, AkzoNobel (Retired)
- Mark Gronnow, Biorenewables Development Centre