The 2009 Beilby Medal, along with a £1,000 prize, is open for applicants. The award recognises significance practical work in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency, or a related field. Administered in rotation by IOM3, the Society for Chemical Industry and the Royal Society of Chemistry, the latter is running the 2009 award. Entries must be submitted by 31 January 2009.
Nominations can be made online, and must include the full name and contact details of the nominee and nominator. A supporting statement and the candidate’s CV should also be supplied. Self-nomination is possible and preference is given to candidates under 40 years of age.
The Medal commerorates Sir George Beilby, President of the former Institute of Metals from 1916-18. Beilby was an industralist chemist who sought out efficient and economical uses of raw materials and fuel to minimise pollutants. He pioneered several production processes and was instrumental in the progress of science and technology in the UK.