|RSC Prizes and Awards – Nominate before 15 January 2013
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.
Nominate before 15 January to reward excellence in the chemical sciences
Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
Polly Arnold, a Chemical Science Advisory Board member who chaired the poster session, awarded the prize to Nicolas for his work on “Americium coprecipitation with and adsorption on hectorite”
Congratulations to Hui-Chen Wang, from the University of Bath, who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting in Bath on 19th-20th December 2011. Her poster was entitled ‘New Boronic Acid Based Fluorescence Sensors’.
Well done also to Eric A. Appel (University of Cambridge) for his poster on ‘Aqueous Supramolecular Materials via Host-Guest Complexation with Cucurbituril’, for which he was awarded the ChemComm poster prize.
Hui-Chen and Eric receive a one-year personal subscription to Chemical Science and ChemComm respectively. Thank you to Paul Raithby, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath, for awarding the prize certificates.
Did you know…? Paul Raithby has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He told me how his research has evolved into ‘making molecular movies’ in his ChemComm interview published in issue 1, 2012.
Nominations are now open for the AzkoNobel UK Science Award. This biennial award will be presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions in the fields of chemistry and materials sciences. The winner of the award will be gifted £50,000.
The AkzoNobel awards have run since 1970, beginning in the Netherlands, and are being expanded to include China, the UK and the US. Recent winners include Professor Jonas Frisén (Sweden 2011), Professor Bert Meijer (Netherlands 2010) and Professors Xi Zhang, Yanlin Song and Chunhua Yan (China 2010).
Nominators are asked to submit:
- a supporting statement addressing the selection criteria of no longer than one A4 side of 11pt text and
- a one page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, website URL, summary of education and career, a list of 5 relevant recent publications and total numbers of publications and patents
Please note that candidates may not nominate themselves.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) praised Chemical Science for its relevance and quality.
“Launched to present high quality cutting edge research across the chemical sciences, it has achieved swift success. There are very close links with the community and the journal is clearly defined by the science and the user,” said ALPSP in the award citation on their website.
Dr Robert Eagling, Managing Editor of Chemical Science, said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award against such tough competition. This is the culmination of over three years’ hard work by the team, and I thank them all for their efforts.
“I would also like to extend a special thanks to the Associate Editors and, in particular, the Editor-in-Chief, Professor David MacMillan, who have been instrumental in getting Chemical Science where it is today.”
Chemical Science publishes original research articles of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences. The journal helps to define the important areas by publishing the most significant cutting-edge research. Submissions must appeal to the general chemical science community, or be of exceptional interest to specialist researchers.
Launched last year with a groundbreaking series of three conferences held in three continents over three sequential weeks – the ‘International Symposia on Advancing the Chemical Sciences’ (ISACS) – Chemical Science has already established itself as the home of truly excellent chemical science research. A further three international conferences were held earlier this year, in Boston, Manchester and Beijing, with planning for the 2012 events well underway.
James Milne receives the award from Hazel Woodward, chair of the judging panel and University Librarian and Director of Cranfield Press
Dr James Milne, RSC’s Acting Managing Director of publishing, said: “This award is worthy recognition of the incredible efforts of everyone involved in making Chemical Science the success it has so quickly become – our authors, reviewers and the journal’s dynamic editorial board.
“It is also great recognition for the exceptional service provided by the RSC’s dedicated editorial, production and marketing staff; providing authors and customers with the best experience possible whenever they interact with this new leading journal for the chemical sciences.”
The ALPSP Award for Best New Journal is open to any peer-reviewed journal launched in the last 1-3 years. The judges consider the main aspects of the journal including its launch: market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success.
Congratulations to Kyle Quasdorf (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) who won the Chemical Science poster prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions & Processes, held at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA, on 17-22 July 2011.
Kyle, who is a graduate student in Professor Neil Garg’s group, presented a poster on the cross-coupling of unconventional electrophiles and progress toward the total synthesis of Welwitindolinones and was also invited to give a short oral presentation on his work.
The conference brought together both well established and emerging scientists from academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art in organic chemistry. Thank you to the chairs, Rodney Parsons (Bristol-Myers Squibb) and Todd Nelson (Merck and Co), and vice chairs, Scott Sieburth (Temple University, USA) and Jean Suffert (University of Strasbourg, France), for organising an excellent and enjoyable conference and judging the posters.
From left to right: Scott Sieburth, Jean Suffert, Joanne Thomson, Kyle Quasdorf, Neil Garg, Rodney Parsons and Todd Nelson
We are excited to have been selected as a finalist for the ALPSP Award for Best New Journal 2011.
This prestigious award is open to any peer-reviewed journal launched in the last 1-3 years. The judges consider the main aspects of the journal, including its launch, market research, editorial strategy, marketing and commercial success.
The winner will be announced on 15 September at the ALPSP International Conference Dinner at Heythrop Park, near Oxford. Keep your fingers crossed for us!