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Celebrating our 2016 prize and award winners

Prizes and awards 2016

Across the scientific community, talented groups and individuals are shaping the future of the chemical sciences.

For over 140 years, we’ve been acknowledging and celebrating that talent with our prizes and awards programme.

Our awards reflect the exceptional achievements and diverse nature of our community, across academia, education and industry. Winners have come from a vast range of specialisms, backgrounds, countries and communities. Many have gone on to be Nobel Laureates. All have proved that passion, excellence and dedication deserve recognition and reward.

In celebration of our 2016 prizes and awards, we have collected articles from across our journals to showcase some of the remarkable contributions made by this year’s winners.

All articles are free to access until 5th June 2016.

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Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
“It is an honour to recognise the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners in our 175th anniversary year.

“We were founded in 1841 by a group of academics, industrialists and doctors who understood the power of the chemical sciences to change our world for the better. Our winners share that vision and are advancing excellence in their fields, whether through innovative research or inspirational teaching and outreach.

“We are proud to celebrate and support the work of inspiring and influential individuals, whose work has the potential to improve so many lives.”

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

A full list of winners and more information about the Royal Society of Chemistry prizes and awards can be found at: rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016

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Celebrating the 2015 RSC Prize and Award Winners

RSC Prizes & Awards

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. The prizes and awards give recognition to these contributions from leading scientists.

In celebration of the 2015 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, and all articles are free to access to all until June 6th 2015.

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Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
“It is always a pleasure to recognise excellence in the chemical sciences and I am pleased to acknowledge the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners this year.”

“Whether they work in research, industry or academia, our winners are the very best in their fields, and they can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important scientists around the world.”

“In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are vital in responding to some of humanity’s biggest challenges and our prize and award winners are at the forefront of meeting that challenge.”

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards

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Prizes and Awards nominations now open

Achievements by individuals and teams in advancing the chemical sciences should be celebrated. That’s why at the Royal Society of Chemistry we have over 80 Prizes and Awards covering all areas of the chemical sciences.

Plus, for 2015, our eight refocused Industry & Technology Awards recognise outstanding innovation, community engagement, industry–academia collaborations, entrepreneurship and science by individuals and teams in the chemical sciences industry:

•    Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
•    Creativity in Industry Prize
•    Industrial Analytical Science Award
•    Inspiration and Industry Award
•    Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award
•    Organic Industrial Chemistry Award
•    Teamwork in Innovation Award
•    Young Industrialist of the Year Award

Rewarding Excellence, Gaining Recognition

Winning is good for your reputation and good for your business.

Any individual or team can be nominated for an award. But nominations are down to you, our Royal Society of Chemistry members. Do you want to:

…raise the profile of your organisation?
…reward your colleague or employee for their achievements?
…win up to £5000 and the opportunity to raise awareness of your work?

If you know someone that deserves recognition, nominate them today.

Or, if you have made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences or chemical sciences industry, ask a Royal Society of Chemistry member to nominate you.

Nominations close on 15 January 2015.

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Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

RSC Prizes & Awards

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. The prizes and awards give recognition to these contributions from leading scientists.

In celebration of the 2014 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, and all articles are free to access to all until June 6th 2014.

Access the full collection

Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
 “Each year we present Prizes and Awards to chemical scientists who have made an outstanding contribution, be that in their area of research, in industry or academia. We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity and these Prizes and Awards give recognition to true excellence. Our winners can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important chemical scientists in history.”

 

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last year.

A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards

 

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http://rsc.li/rscwinners-collection

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SET for Britain 2014 competition

If you’re an early-stage researcher undertaking an exciting scientific project, why not enter the 2014 SET for Britain competition for a chance to win up to £3000?

SET for Britain is an annual poster competition supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry along with other learned societies. The event aims to encourage and promote early-career scientists and engineers, as well as raising the profile of science and engineering within the Houses of Parliament.

There are five subject categories – biological and biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics – and prizes are awarded in each category for the posters that best communicate high level science to a lay audience. The gold prize is £3,000, silver is £2,000 and bronze is £1,000.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons Marquee on 17th March 2014, hosted by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, where the prizes will be awarded and the overall winner will receive the Westminster medal.

The closing date for entries is Monday 20th December 2013. Find out more on our website.

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Prizes and Awards nominations open

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. There are over 80 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences, with prize money of up to £5000 to be won.

The main categories are:

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Biosciences

Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Inorganic Chemistry (Dalton Division)

Materials Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry (Faraday Division)

Industry & Technology

In addition, we have a new award this year, the Industrial Analytical Science Award, to recognise and celebrate the great contribution of analytical science in industry.

To view the full list of Prizes and Awards and to make a nomination, visit www.rsc.org/awards

Nominations open until 15 January 2014

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UKSG 2013 – We hope you enjoyed the show!

It was great to see so many Librarians and Information Specialists in Bournemouth.

Unfortunately only one of you can take home the Kindle Fire, but I hope all booth visitors enjoyed finding out more about Gold for Gold and what we are doing about Open Access, as well as seeing the UK  launch of The Merck Index* Online.

Back to the business of the Kindle Fire, I am delighted to announce that the winner of our Buzzwire Competition (involving 45 steady-handed librarians), in a staggering time of 17 Seconds, was Claire Gravely, Information Resources Advisor, University of Surrey.

Top 5 Times:

1 Claire Gravely, University of Surrey, UK 17 Secs
2 Monica Crump, NUL Galway, Ireland          28 Secs
3= Jessica Eustace-Cook, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  29 Secs
3= Marie Barwick, University of Warwick, UK  29 Secs
5 Dag-Even Torsoe, BI Handelshoyskolen, Norway   32 Secs

Look out for an equally challenging competition in Harrogate next year – perhaps involving a different skill!

If you have any queries about our products, and/or did not have time to visit us, please e-mail Max Espley.

*The name THE MERCK INDEX is owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., U.S.A., and is licensed to The Royal Society of Chemistry for use in the U.S.A. and Canada.

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RSC Prizes & Awards – Nominate before 15th January

You still have time to make your nomination for an RSC Prize or Award…

With over 80 to choose from covering all areas of the chemical sciences – industry, research, business or education – recognition is open to everyone. As well as this professional recognition, winners could receive up to £5,000 prize money.

You can reward scientific excellence in any of the following nomination categories:

 •  Analytical Chemistry
    Do you know someone who has made an outstanding and innovative contribution in the field
    of analytical science, or used analytical science to make a significant contribution in a related area?

•  Chemists working in the Biosciences
    Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution to research at the
    chemistry/biology interface? The RSC rewards excellence in both industry and academia, for
    research spanning all aspects of the interaction between chemistry and the life sciences.

•  Chemists working in Industry and Technology
    Rewards both individual and team contributions to the chemical sciences industry, specifically
    recognising those playing a key role in enhancing and advancing industrial technologies.

•  Chemistry in Education
    Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to teaching the chemical sciences,
    developed innovative materials for students or is based in industry and has played a key role in
    promoting the chemical sciences in education?

•  Chemists working in Environment, Sustainability, and Energy
    Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the chemical sciences in the
    areas of environment, sustainability, energy or toxicology?

•  Inorganic Chemistry
    Do you know someone who has advanced research in inorganic chemistry by developing new
    organometallic compounds, or by providing vital insight into catalytic processes?

•  Materials Chemistry
    Do you know someone who has made an exceptional contribution in the field of materials
    chemistry, helped to develop new materials with industry, or pioneered new techniques for the
    benefit of materials research.

•  Organic Chemistry
    Rewards excellence in both industry and academia, for original research in any aspect of organic
    chemistry, as well as specific areas including organometallic and physical organic chemistry.

•  Physical Chemistry
    Do you know someone who has made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the fields of
    physical or theoretical chemistry?

Nominate before 15 January to reward excellence in the chemical sciences

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Collaborate, Innovate and Re-shape Science

marblar_logoThe RSC is collaborating with Marblar to help re-shape Science.

Marblar highlights overlooked technology, and encourages scientists to collaborate and create new possibilities for the technology.

In conjunction with Marblar, the RSC is sponsoring a set of competitions based around pieces of research published in our journals, which we believe have potential to attract new ideas and hopefully novel applications. This is an innovative opportunity to elevate your research by engaging with a global network of diverse minds to discuss ideas, problem-solve and get your research noticed. Get involved today.

Marblar seeks to encourage fun in science, where discoveries are posted as ‘’challenges’’ and problem solvers can earn points and cash prizes by contributing exciting ideas.

Collaborate, Innovate and Re-shape Science… Check out Marblar’s website and get involved.

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2012 Prizes and Awards: deadline approaching!

The deadline to nominate for this year’s RSC Prizes and Awards is just a few days away.

There are nine categories of awards including specific categories for Industry and Education so whether you work in business, industry, research or education recognition is open to everyone.

Make sure you get your nominations to us by 15 January 2012.

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