Call for nominations for IChemE’s Learned Society Committee

Article by Amanda Doyle

ICHEME is calling for nominations for its newly-established Learned Society Committee.

The committee will determine what technical areas IChemE should focus on and how to deliver in those areas. It will be able to shape new and developing areas, such as the proposed focus on member-led projects, supported by staff and funded by IChemE as appropriate. It will set strategic priorities across the activities that IChemE already undertakes in its role as a learned society. It will have oversight on learned society activities such as the special interest groups and the proposed new Communities of Practice, IChemE’s portfolio of publications, its medals and prizes, and its work with policy makers. 

There are nine seats available which are open to members who have been chartered for at least five years. Members can nominate themselves or another member. One of the seats is reserved for a young member who can be of any membership grade. Candidates are encouraged to apply from a wide range of industries and technical backgrounds to ensure the committee has a broad spread of knowledge. The committee will also have up to three seats for co-opted members. Members elected to the inaugural committee will serve a two-, three-, or four-year term, after which an ordinary term will be three years.

Jarka Glassey, IChemE Vice President (Technical) and Chair of the Learned Society Committee, said: “The learned society initiative has moved yet another step forward with the nominations and elections for the Learned Society Committee.

“The learned society activities show a clear demonstration of IChemE’s commitment as being led by members, supporting members and serving society. But without active member engagement we will not be able to realise our ambition to strengthen our voice and work with partners to develop knowledge, generate meaning and deliver influence.

“I am really looking forward to working with an active and enthusiastic committee, and I hope that the changes we are introducing to manage our learned society activities will make it easier for all of our members to get engaged, share expertise and learn from fellow experts.”

Nominations will close at 23:59 BST on 30 June 2019 and more information can be found at

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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