This prestigious award has been established by the Society of Chemical Industry and it will be given for the sixth time in 2016. The award seeks to recognize the contribution made by leading industrial scientists and engineers to carbon science and technology such as any significant contribution to developmental work, pre-commercialization, and / or promoting interaction with other sectors of society, e.g. public understanding of science.
Nominations are now requested without the knowledge of the candidate and with a supporting 250 - 500 word citation.
The BCG Executive Committee will then determine the awardee on the basis of independent scoring against the criteria of track record, citation submitted and industrial impact. Self-nomination is not permitted. The successful candidate is likely to have more than 10 years industrial experience and have made a significant contribution / impact within an industrial sector either by the creation of knowledge (e.g. evidenced by patents, development of industrial plant, etc.) or having shown excellence and a high degree of industrial leadership within their organization by making a significant impact upon the UK's social, environmental and economic well-being. The awardee will hold the respect of their colleagues and their contribution well-known in their particular field.
The ‘Carbon in Industry’ Award will consist of £500 prize and a certificate. We will expect the recipient, as a condition of the award, to receive their award at one of our meetings, usually the Christmas meeting, and to present an award lecture outlining their contribution to carbon in industry. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the BCG. Thus, the sixth award lecture is likely to occur in the last quarter of 2016.
The closing date for nominations will strictly be 4pm BST 1 September 2016. No submissions after this date will be accepted.
Applications may be submitted electronically to the Chairman of The British Carbon Group Awards Committee, Ms. Nassia Tzelepi, Resea rch Fellow in Graphite Technology, NNL Central Laboratory, Sellafield, United Kingdom; Nassia.Tzelepi@nnl.co.uk