Finalists announced for IChemE Malaysia Awards 2019

Article by Amanda Doyle

IChemE has announced the 40 finalists for its Malaysia Awards 2019.

This year, 86 entries were received, of which 22 were entered for the Sustainability Award. The full list of finalists can be viewed here, and includes IOI Pan-Century Edible Oils, Novozymes Malaysia, PETRONAS Research, Sime Darby Research, Swinburne University of Technology, and the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

The finalists are in with a chance of winning a trophy for excellence and innovation in chemical, biochemical, and process engineering. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 14 October at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The Young Industrialist Award and the Young Researcher Award will be presented by Her Royal Highness Queen of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim, a chemical engineer and the Royal Patron of IChemE in Malaysia.

The Student Chapter Award will be presented to a Malaysian university that provides outstanding work in promoting the professional development and networking opportunities in the profession to chemical engineering students.

Christina Phang, Chair of the Board of IChemE in Malaysia, said: “The IChemE Malaysia Awards provide peer recognition of the significant achievements that chemical engineers are doing to address some of the world’s major challenges. The fact that we had the highest number of entries for the Sustainability Award shows just what tremendous work chemical engineers are doing to help sustain our society and the planet we live on. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards and for your ongoing dedication to the profession. Congratulations to all of our finalists.”

The winners will automatically be entered into corresponding categories at the IChemE Global Awards on 7 November in Hull, UK. Winners of the Global Awards are eligible for the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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