2020 CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Green Chemistry – Call for Nominations

IUPAC is now seeking nominations for the 2020 CHEMRAWN VII Prize for Green Chemistry

The CHEMRAWN VII Prize was first announced in August 2008 and since, has been awarded every two years at the IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry. The Prize of USD 5000 is granted to a young investigator (less than 45 years of age) from an emerging region who is actively contributing to research in Green Chemistry. The Prize has been awarded to Noureddine Yassaa (Algeria) in 2010, Rashimi Sanghi (India) in 2012,  Vania G. Zuin (Brazil) in 2014, Ali Maleki (Iran) in 2016, and Mirabbos Hojamberdiev (Uzbekistan) in 2018.
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Nominations for the 2020 Prize must be submitted by 31 May 2020.

Each nomination should include a CV and two letters of support, plus a brief summary of accomplishments illustrating the contributions of the applicant to research in Green Chemistry. Examples of research topics that are covered by the prize include:

  • – Atmospheric Chemistry
  • – Use of Alternative Feedstocks
  • – Use of Innocuous Reagents
  • – Employing Natural Processes
  • – Use of Alternative Solvents
  • – Design of Safer Chemicals
  • – Developing Alternative Reaction Conditions
  • – Minimizing Energy Consumption


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For information, please contact IUPAC Secretariat

The Selection Committee comprises the Chair of IUPAC Committee on Chemical Research Applied to World Needs, CHEMRAWN, and the Chair of the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development.

The Award will be presented at the 9th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry, 18-22 October 2020, postponed to September/October 2022, Athens, Greece, and where the winner will be asked to give a lecture.

Call for Nominations published in Chem Int Apr 2020, p. 24

first posted 30 Jan 2020