The Australian and New Zealand
Federation of Chemical Engineers

2018 Awards of Excellence in Chemical Engineering

Nominations Close Tuesday, 1 May 2018

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 (30 September - 3 October 2018, Queenstown, New Zealand).

The Caltex Award ($5,000 and Certificate)

Recognising outstanding achievements in the teaching of chemical engineers. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, Engineering New Zealand or RACI.

The ExxonMobil Award ($5,000 and Certificate):

This award recognises the application of ingenuity and technical knowledge in developing practical solutions to problems or opportunities. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, Engineering New Zealand or RACI.

The thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Medal and Prize ($4,000)

Recognising 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, Engineering New Zealand or RACI and must be under 40 years of age.

The Fonterra Award ($5,000 and Certificate)

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

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

Recognises an organisation that has an exemplary record in implementing process safety best practice and improvements to reduce major hazards and risks.
Entries may include a structured programme – such as HAZOP, PHR, PSM – or technology to minimise risk in operating practices and human factors.
The winner of this Award can qualify as a finalist for the IChemE Global Process Safety Award.

The Chemical Engineering Research Excellence Award sponsored by Monash University ($5,000 and Certificate)



This award recognises significant ongoing contributions to chemical engineering research through innovation, related publications or high impact commercial outcomes. The candidate must be a member of Engineers Australia, IChemE, Engineering New Zealand or RACI.


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: [email protected]



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