IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award for Advancements in Green Chemistry

IUPAC and Zhejiang NHU have established a new collaborative award in Green Chemistry encouraging young and experienced chemists, and emphasizing the importance of advancements in Green Chemistry and the value of sciences to human progress.

This newly established award covers all the topics of Green Chemistry, such as Green and Renewable Feedstocks, Green Synthetic Routes, Green Solvents, Green Catalysis, Green products, Green Energy, and as broadly defined by OECD as Sustainable Chemistry.*

The objective of this award is to encourage young professional chemists and experienced chemists of the importance of advancements in Green Chemistry and the value of experimental sciences to human progress.

IUPAC-Zhejiang NHU International Award will include:

Three prizes to be awarded to three early career chemists, 2,000 US$ each, who have received their Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, or completed all Ph.D. requirements including successful defense of their doctoral thesis within the last 3 years (2016-2018). Qualified PhD chemists will be evaluated based on the quality of their theses work. Application requires submission of a completed entry form, including an essay submitted by the entrant that describes his or her research work and places it in perspective relative to current research in Sustainable Chemistry. The essay must be written in English by the entrant and may not exceed 1000 words.

One prize will be awarded to an experienced chemist (10,000 US$) who should have made significant contribution to green/sustainable chemistry throughout their career.


The Award will be presented every two years and will highlight the work of the winners in progressing Green Chemistry in their applications and will disseminate it to the attention of a wider global audience. All scientists are eligible irrespective of gender and nationality. Winners of this award will be expected to submit a review article for publication in Pure and Applied Chemistry in the year following their award. The awards will be presented at the 2019 IUPAC World Chemistry Congress closing ceremony to be held in Paris, France, 7-12 July 2019.

Complete applications must be received via the submission form no later than 30 April 2019.

Accessed the application form
for early career chemist or experienced chemist


For information, please contact IUPAC by email at <[email protected]>


About Zhejiang NHU – Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd. is located in Xinchang, Zhejiang Province, China. Since established in 1999, we focus on fine chemicals and adhere to our philosophy of innovation-driven, balanced and sustainable development. Our business covers nutrition, flavor & fragrance, APIs, polymers, etc., providing solutions in animal & human nutrition, medicine, healthy, environmental protection, engineering plastics for more than 100 countries in the world. We adhere to improve life by healthy and green products with high quality. We adhere to sustainable value for our stakeholders. As of today, NHU has three modern production bases – Zhejiang Xinchang, Zhejiang Shangyu and Shandong Weifang and has more than 6,000 employees, which leads the export and sales for VE, VA, VD3, Raspberry Ketone, Astaxanthin, Linalool. We have established close cooperation with advanced enterprises at home and abroad. NHU now becomes a famous brand and dozens of international renowned pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies trust us. NHU is recognized as one of top 100 Chinese pharmaceutical companies, China’s top 100 listed companies. We are striving for the vision of “China NHU; World NHU”. <http://www.cnhu.com>


* See http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/risk-management/sustainablechemistry.htm and reference therein, including Proceedings of the 1999 workshop, ENV/JM/MONO(99)19/PART3, p. 204, http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?doclanguage=en&cote=env/jm/mono(99)19/part3

Call for for applications published in Chem. Int. April 2019, p. 29
> See announcement of the winners (posted 10 June 2019)

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