The Australian and New Zealand
Federation of Chemical Engineers

2017 Awards of Excellence in Chemical Engineering

These awards provide a showcase for outstanding achievement in the field of Chemical Engineering. The Engineers Australia Chemical College, IChemE in Australia, SCENZ (now SCENZ – IChemE in New Zealand) and RACI, in partnership with corporate sponsors, have instituted these awards to encourage and recognise excellence and to highlight the contribution made by Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineers to the community.

The Chemeca Medal

This is the most prestigious award in the chemical engineering profession in Australia and New Zealand. It is awarded to a prominent Australian or New Zealand Chemical Engineer who has made an outstanding contribution, through achievement or service, to the practice of Chemical Engineering in its widest sense and who continues to serve the profession. The recipient of the Award is invited to present a plenary lecture at the annual CHEMECA conference.

Caltex Award ($5,000 and Certificate)

Recognising outstanding achievements in the teaching of chemical engineering. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, SCENZ or RACI.

The ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Medal and Prize ($4000)

Recognises practical services to the profession and to the practice of chemical engineering in Australia or New Zealand. Achievements may be in technical, marketing or management fields. Nominations can be made either by individuals themselves or by nomination from others. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, SCENZ or RACI and must be under 40 years of age.


The Fonterra Award ($5,000 and Certificate)

Recognises outstanding contributions in the industrial application of novel technology in the bioprocessing field from a chemical engineer in Australia or New Zealand. Achievements may be in a technical or management field. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, SCENZ -IChemE in New Zealand, IPENZ or RACI.

IChemE Safety Centre Award ($5,000 and Certificate)

Recognises personal commitment and leadership by an engineer or scientist working in a team or individually in the area of process safety. Applicants would have to demonstrate outstanding leadership and/or commitment to process safety and/or the environment during design, construction or operation of a process plant.

The Chemical Engineering Research Excellence Award ($5,000 and Certificate)


This award recognises significant ongoing contributions to chemical engineering research through innovation, related publications or high impact commercial outcomes.

Awards is sponsored by the School of Chemical Engineering UNSW.

Awards are currently open for nominations.
Nominate your colleague by COB Tuesday, 2 May 2017.
Nominate for the Award



Presentation of Awards of Excellence in Chemical Engineering

The Awards of Excellence will be presented at Chemeca 2017 in Melbourne from 23 - 26 July 2017

The Chemical Engineering Awards provide a showcase for outstanding achievement in the field of Chemical Engineering. The Engineers Australia Chemical College, IChemE in Australia, SCENZ (now SCENZ - IChemE in New Zealand) and RACI, in partnership with corporate sponsors, have instituted these awards to encourage and recognise excellence and to highlight the contribution made to the community by Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineers.

Past Winners



Please direct all queries about the Awards of Excellence to:

Awards Coordinator
Engineers Australia
11 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6270 6584
Email: engpracawards@engineersaustralia.org.au



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