Selection Criteria and Judging Panel
The selection committee will primarily consider the impact that nominees have had in their workplace. Supporting statements should focus on this.
Nominees may have demonstrated impact in a number of ways, including but not limited to the following. Nominees do not have to demonstrate all of these to be considered for the prize.
- Application of knowledge and understanding – developing their own knowledge of the chemical sciences to inform decisions, solve problems, and create impact
- Professionalism – working with autonomy, accountability and integrity; making successful and impactful contributions as part of a team, or working alongside other teams or organisations
- Communication and influencing skills
- Personal and professional development – including development of business acumen, technical knowledge and understanding
- Contributing to a sustainable future
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
Rising Star in Industry Prize Committee
- Paul Brewer, National Physical Laboratory (Chair)
- Ian Ball, Johnson Matthey
- Berceste Beyribey Price, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
- Oscar Kelly, BYK Additives
- Katty O'Brien-Quilty, Thames Water