This prestigious award was established by the Society of Chemical Industry in 2011. The award seeks to recognize the contribution made by leading industrial scientists and engineers to carbon science and technology such as any significant contribution to developmental work, pre-commercialization, and / or promoting interaction with other sectors of society, e.g. public understanding of science.

Nominations are now requested without the knowledge of the candidate and with a supporting 250 – 500 word citation. The BCG Executive Committee will then determine the awardee on the basis of independent scoring against the criteria of track record, citation submitted and industrial impact. Self-nomination is not permitted. The successful candidate is likely to have more than 10 years industrial experience and have made a significant contribution / impact within an industrial sector either by the creation of knowledge (e.g. evidenced by patents, development of industrial plant, etc.) or having shown excellence and a high degree of industrial leadership within their organization by making a significant impact upon the UK’s social, environmental and economic well-being. The awardee will hold the respect of their colleagues and their contribution well-known in their particular field.

The ‘Carbon in Industry’ Award will consist of £500 prize and a certificate. We will expect the recipient, as a condition of the award, to receive their award at one of our meetings, usually the Christmas meeting, and to present an award lecture outlining their contribution to carbon in industry. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the BCG.

The closing date for nominations will strictly be 4pm BST 1st September. No submissions after this date will be accepted.

Applications may be submitted electronically to the Chairman of The British Carbon Group.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 – Prof. Steve Tennison, MAST Carbon
  • 2011 – Dr Steve Ragan, Global R&D director, Jacobi Carbons Ltd for Aspects of Activated Carbon and Household Water Filters.
  • 2010 – Dr James Reed, Group Head, EDF Energy for Existing Nuclear Developments in optical spectroscopy of carbon nanomaterials.
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2010: Dr James REED; Group Head at EDF Energy – Existing Nuclear, receiving his SCI Carbon and Industry Award just before giving his lecture “Graphite in Nuclear Energy”.

The SCI Carbon in Industry Award recognises those individuals that have made a significant contribution / impact within an industrial sector either by the creation of knowledge (e.g. evidenced by patents, development of industrial plant, etc.) or having shown excellence and a high degree of industrial leadership within their organization by making a significant impact upon the UK’s social, environmental and economic well-being. The awardee will hold the respect of their colleagues and their contribution well-known in their particular field.