Gordon E Moore Medal

Established 2004

The SCI America Gordon E. Moore Medal is the premier recognition for early career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to the quality of life. By highlighting extraordinary individuals and their work, the Society aims to promote public understanding of research and development in the modern chemical industries, enhance the interest of students in applied chemistry by providing role models, and emphasize the role of creative research in the global economy.

Award Information

Medal History

The Beilby Medal and Prize was established in 1930 in honour of Sir George Beilby. Sir Beilby's long and remarkable career as scientist and industrialist was marked by an enduring interest in the twin concerns of fuel economy and smoke abatement. His dedication and energetic research had great significance for the fuel and metal industries, and produced far-reaching advantages for society. He was SCI World President in 1898 and contributed greatly to SCI's growth in Scotland. A Beilby Memorial Fund to reward exceptional research was raised in his honour by subscription.

Lecture Details

2021: The winner receives £1000 along with a medal and certificate. The 2021 Beilby Medal and Prize is being administered by the RSC and details about the lecture will be published in due course.

2020: Professor Xuan was presented with his prize at the Beilby Medal and Lecture 2020 event on 2 December, where he also gave a talk entitled ‘Tailoring Future Renewable Fuel Systems for Net Zero UK’.

Partners

The Beilby Medal and Prize is administered in rotation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SCI.

2020 Recipient - Prof Jin Xuan

The 2020 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Jin Xuan for his work on reaction and thermofluids engineering, the aim being to achieve clean growth, sustainable development and industrial decarbonisation.

Professor Jin Xuan is based at the UK’s Loughborough University, Department of Chemical Engineering. Read more here.

2017 Recipient - Prof Ken Tye Yong

The 2017 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Ken Tye Yong. who has made significant advances related to the integration of nanotechnology with medical imaging and gene therapy.

Associate Professor Yong is based at Nanyang Technological University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore. Read more about Prof Yong and his research here.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • TBC
    Career Stage
    • Is 45 or younger in the Award year and either a US citizen or resident
    • Has developed a breakthrough innovation
    • Their work illuminates emerging areas of applied chemistry in the 21st century
    • Their innovation significantly impacts the company's business by creating a new market, expanding an existing market, or commercializing a breakthrough process technology
    • Their innovation demonstrates the positive impact of applied chemistry on the quality of life
    Areas
    • Chemical manufacture and distribution
    • Biotechnology
    • Agrifood
    • Materials
    • Sustainability and Environment
    • Pharmaceuticals

Timetable

Nominations open September
Nominations close 1st January

Additional Information

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