IChemE announces Global Awards 2020 finalists

Article by Amanda Jasi

ICHEME has announced more than 120 finalist entries which are in with a chance of winning a trophy for excellence in chemical, biochemical, and process engineering in the Institution’s Global Awards 2020.

The awards are widely considered the world’s most prestigious chemical engineering awards. This year’s winners will be announced in a series of webinars running from 2–19 November, with each webinar showcasing each finalist’s project in the team categories, or the personal achievements of finalists in the individual categories.

Three new team categories are included in this year’s Global Awards: Best Consultancy; Process Automation and Digitalisation; and Public Engagement.

The best entry across all 18 team categories will receive the Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering Award.

Finalists include: Al-Nahrain University, Iraq; Dow Performance Silicones, US; Florence Energy, Australia; FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK; H&S Anlagentechnik, Germany; Petronas, Malaysia; Proklean Technologies, India; Telkom University, Indonesia; Safety Solutions, New Zealand; Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia; The University of Hong Kong, China; and University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Keith Batchelor, Chair of the IChemE Global Awards volunteer judging panel, said: “Our peer-reviewed awards recognise the high standard and significant achievements made by chemical engineers around the world providing solutions to some of toughest challenges faced by society.

“With the skillset and flexibility to adapt to challenges as they occur, during this pandemic we have seen the unwavering efforts of chemical engineers to continue innovating and maintain safe practices. Our judges felt it especially important to recognise these efforts this year, just in a virtual way.

“Thank you to all those who submitted your remarkable entries and thank you to my fellow judges for your dedication and rigorous assessment. Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to sharing your stories and celebrating your success in our first-ever IChemE Global Awards webinar series.”

Winners of the IChemE Malaysia Awards, who will be announced virtually on 19 October, will qualify as finalists in their respective categories at the IChemE Global Awards.

Find a full list of finalists, and register for the award webinars, on the IChemE website.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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