2022 P.V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture - EFCE

Dear EFCE Member Society representatives,

We are pleased to invite you to submit a nomination for the 2022 P.V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture.

The P.V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture (the “Lecture”) was established by Chemical Engineering Science, in affiliation with the IChemE, in 1985 to honor Prof. Peter V. Danckwerts as a leading scholar in the field of chemical engineering and for his contributions as an Executive Editor of Chemical Engineering Science, the second Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and a past president of IChemE. The field of the Lecture will be appropriate to the aims and scope of Chemical Engineering Science (see https://www.journals.elsevier.com/chemical-engineering-science).
The Co-Sponsors of the Lecture are Elsevier, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (“IChemE”), the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (“EFCE”), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (“AIChE”).
For the list of previous Award winners, see: https://efce.info/Awards/EFCE+Medals+and+Distinctions/Danckwerts+Lecture.html

The next lecture will be this year at the 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, USA on 13-18 November 2022 (https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-meeting/2022), while next year it will be on occasion of the 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (“ECCE”) in Berlin in 2023.

Any individual is eligible for nomination, noting the requirement that the Lecture is appropriate to the Aims and Scope of Chemical Engineering Science, as long as the Lecturer candidate does not reside in that year’s host region (i.e., the AIChE Annual Meeting will not have a Lecturer from the Americas and the ECCE will not have a Lecturer from Europe).

Selection Process
Selection of the Danckwerts Lecturer is decided by a selection committee that comprises: the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal (Chair); the current Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge; the President or an appointed representative from AIChE, IChemE and EFCE; and a selected representative from Asia who is a member of both the Journal’s International Advisory Board and IChemE and/or AIChE.

Nomination Procedure
The procedure is the following:
• Each Institution, including EFCE, will call for Nominations
• Nominations would be via brief answers to questions as provided below and provision of a simple curriculum vitae and links to relevant websites if appropriate
• Each Institution will prioritise up to 10 nominations (max number) to be forwarded to the Chair of the Selection Panel
• The Selection Panel would first meet to consider all nominations in accordance with an agreed procedure to select the final Lecturer
• Nominations received would remain active for two further years

Selection Questions and Criteria
If you wish to nominate a European (non-American) candidate for the 2022 P.V. Danckwerts Memorial Lecture, please provide the following information via the online submission form:
• Details of the nominee (name, contact details, qualifications, previous awards, etc);
• Summarize why the Nominee merits the award (1000 characters max);
• Summary of the Nominee’s excellence in Chemical Engineering (1000 characters max);
• Summary of the Nominee’s international impact in Chemical Engineering (1000 characters max).
• Please rate the ability of the Nominee to present an engaging lecture to a generalist chemical engineering audience (High, Average, Low) and list recent engaging lectures given (maximum of three events).
The submission form is available at: https://info.comms.elsevier.com/webApp/els_LeadCaptureForm?wId=STMJ_Danckwerts_lecture

Deadline for nominations: 30 April 2022

We look forward to receiving your nomination.

Best regards,

Giorgio Veronesi
EFCE President