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.
The medal shall be awarded to chemists in New
Zealand in recognition of the quality and originality
of their research work.
Candidates must have less than ten (10) 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 ten (10) years immediately preceding
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
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 39 112, Harewood, Christchurch, by the
30th June and should include a list of all relevant
papers, together with hard and electronic copies
of the five most significant papers upon which
the application or nomination is primarily based.
Electronic and/or hard 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
and a Professor of Chemistry from one of the New
- 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)
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Prize for Chemical Science
The winner of this prize receives $1,500 and a plaque.
The prize shall be awarded to a member of the Institute who,
in the opinion of the Council, has made a significant
contribution to some branch of chemical science, the
contribution to be judged by research work published
during the five years immediately preceding 30th April
in the year of the award.
Applications by members or nominations which may be
submitted by Branch Committees, or individual members must
be received by the NZIC Administration, PO Box 39 112, Harewood,
Christchurch, by the 30th June and must be accompanied by a
full CV including a complete list of publications, with hard
copies of the five most significant papers over the last five
years as judged by the nominee/applicant. 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. All other papers should
be available electronically if requested. The Council itself
may nominate candidates for the award.
If in the opinion of Council, there is no candidate
of sufficient merit, the Council may refrain from
making the award.
The prize shall be presented at the Annual Conference
of the Institute or at a meeting of the Branch
to which the prize winner belongs.
- A member to whom the prize has been awarded shall
not be eligible for re-nomination.
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)
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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 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. 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 39 112, Harewood,
Christchurch, 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)
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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 39 112, Harewood,
Christchurch, 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
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