The NZIC has the following awards to recognize
- Easterfield Medal
- The Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize
- Prize for Industrial and
- The Denis Hogan Chemical Education
The Medal was donated by the Royal Institute of
Chemistry (now the Royal Society of Chemistry) in
honour of the late Sir Thomas Hill Easterfield KBE
MZ (Cantab) PhD (Wutzburg) FRSNZ FRIC HonFNZIC who
was well known for his contribution in the field of
chemistry and will be remembered particularly for
the inspiration and encouragement he gave his students
during the many years he was Professor of Chemistry
at Victoria University College and for his infectious
enthusiasm for chemical research.
Sir Thomas was the first chairman of the New Zealand
section of the Royal Institute of Chemistry and also
one of the early Presidents of the NZIC. It is therefore
fitting and in accordance with the wishes of the Council
of the Royal Society of Chemistry that the two should
act in association.
- Candidates must have less than twelve (12) years of professional experience since completing their most recent relevant qualification of a BSc, BSc(Hons), MSc or PhD Degree, or the equivalent, at 30th April in the year of their application for consideration for the award.
- The award will be open to all chemists whether or not they are members of the Royal Society of Chemistry or the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.
- The major portion of the candidate's research work submitted must have been carried out in New Zealand as judged by the research work published during the twelve (12) years immediately preceding the award.
- No person may be awarded the Easterfield Medal more than once.
- The successful candidate will be requested to deliver a lecture on the subject of his/her research at the Annual Conference of the NZIC (or on some other suitable occasion) as well as carry out a short lecture tour, hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, in the United Kingdom.
- The medal shall be awarded biennially and presented to the successful candidate on the occasion of his/her lecture.
- The Selection Committee reserves the right to make no award in any year if the standard of work is not of sufficient merit.
- Expenses necessarily incurred by the Medallist in connection with the delivery of his/her lecture will be defrayed.
- Applications by or on behalf of candidates for this award must be received by the NZIC Administration, PO Box 13798,
Wellington 6440, by the 30th June. The application must include a nomination/application statement, CV, plus five (5) nominated papers. Each paper should be accompanied by a short (100 words or less) summary indicating the importance of the work and describing the relative contributions from all authors. No letters of support are required. The application pack must be sent electronically to email@example.com and should include a list of all relevant papers. Electronic copies of any additional papers should be available upon request.
- The award will be made by the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the New Zealand corresponding secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry or his/her personally nominated representative. Unless otherwise agreed to by NZIC Council, the overseas lecture tour to the UK hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry should be taken up within three years of the prize being awarded or the opportunity lapses.
This committee will have the right to co-opt one
suitable person in an advisory capacity.
2005 Dr Emily Parker (Massey)
2007 Dr Jadranka Travis-Sejdic (Auckland)
2009 Dr Richard Tilley (Victoria, Wellington)
2011 Dr Bridget Stocker (Malaghan Institute, Wellington)
2013 Dr James Crowley (Otago)
2015 Dr Justin Hodgkiss (Victoria, Wellington)
2017 Dr Sally Gaw (Canterbury)
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Maurice Wilkins Centre Prize for Chemical Science
Applications by members or nominations which may be submitted by Branch Committees, or individual members must be received by the NZIC Administration, by the 30th June sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the application/nomination statement, a CV and five (5) nominated papers. Each paper should be accompanied by a short (100 words or less) summary indicating the importance of the work and describing the relative contributions from all authors. No letters of support are required. All other papers should be available electronically if requested. The Council itself may nominate candidates for the award.
2005 Prof. Margaret Brimble (Auckland)
2006 Prof. Peter Steel (Canterbury)
2007 Prof. Andrew Brodie & Assoc. Prof. Eric Ainscough (Massey)
2008 Dr Henrik Kjaergaard (Otago)
2009 Prof. Sally Brooker (Otago)
2010 Prof. Keith Gordon (Otago)
2011 Dr David Williams (Auckland)
2012 Assoc Prof. Richard D. Tilley
2013 Prof. Rob Smith (Otago)
2014 Dr Peter Tyler (Wellington)
2015 Dr Shane Telfer (Massey)
2016 Dr Christian Hartinger (Auckland)
2017 Dr James Crowley (Otago) and Dr Jadranka Travas-Sejdic (Auckland)
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Shimadzu Prize for Industrial and Applied
- A prize of $1,500 and a plaque will be awarded annually to further the recipient's studies in Industrial Chemistry and to commemorate the achievement.
- The prize will be awarded for meritorious achievement in the field of industrial or applied chemistry.
- The prize will be restricted to financial members of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry of any grade of membership. In the case of joint work the prize may be shared between two or more members.
- Applications should include a written statement of the industrial or applied chemistry activities or achievements of the candidate(s) and their significance in terms of improved technology, new products or other benefits to industry or the community and a CV. Supporting documents and publications may be submitted with the application and will be held confidential to the assessors. If possible, the value of the work should be attested by an accompanying statement from the manager or directors or head of the organisation. There is no limit on the period of time over which the work was carried out.
- Applications for the prize may be made by individual members or nominations may be made by Branch Committees or by corporate members of the Institute.
- Two or three assessors will be appointed by the Council of the Institute of Chemistry to consider the applications and make recommendations. The final decision on the award will be made by Council. Council reserves the right to make no award in the absence of a suitable candidate.
- Applications or nominations must be received by the NZIC Administration, PO Box 13798,
Wellington 6440 by the 30th June each year.
2007 Prof. Jim Johnston (Victoria, Wellington)
2008 Dr Simon Hall (Massey)
2009 Dr Owen Catchpole (IRL, Wellington)
2010 Dr David Harding (Manawatu)
2011 Dr Laurence Eyres (Auckland)
2012 Prof. Brian Robinson and Dr Stephen C. Moratti (Otago)
2013 Dr Nigel Perry (Otago)
2014 Dr Bradley Williams (Wellington)
2015 Dr Phillip Rendle (Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington) and
Dr Paul Benjes Glycosyn, Callaghan Innovation
2016 Dr Carla Meledandri (Otago)
2017 Dr Cather Simpson (Auckland)
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Denis Hogan Chemical Education Award sponsored
by ABA Books
The Denis Hogan award for Chemical Education, sponsored
by ABA Books consists of a certificate and a prize
of $1000. The first such award was made in 1986. Applications
will be accepted that comply with the following
The award shall be made annually unless, in
the opinion of Council, there is no candidate
of sufficient merit;
The award shall be made to a person who, in
the opinion of Council, has made an important
contribution to Chemical Education in New Zealand.
(Note: The award will normally be made to a secondary
teacher actively involved in teaching chemistry);
The award shall consist of a certificate and
a prize of $1000;
The award is not restricted to financial members
of the Institute;
Application for the award may be made by individuals,
or nominations may be made by any Branch Committee
or by any individual financial member of the Institute;
Applications or nominations must be received
by the NZIC Administration, PO Box 13798,
Wellington 6440, by the 30th June in the year of
the award. Each application or nomination must
include a full curriculum vitae and two independent
supporting statements from referees commenting
on the educational activities of the candidate
and their significance to chemical education.
2005 Trevor Kitson
2006 Denis Hogan
2007 Adrian Jull
2008 Craig Steed
2009 Ian Torrie
2010 Jan Giffney
2011 Robert Maclagan
2012 Rudi Jansen
2013 Duncan Smith
2014 Suzanne Boniface
2015 Sheila Woodgate
2016 Jan Wikaira
2017 Graham Townsend (Canterbury), David McMorran (Otago)
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