Revised for 2017: This award recognizes significant contributions by individuals -- working in industries served by chemical engineers -- who have received their highest academic degree within 17 calendar years of the year in which the award is given. (For the 2017 award cycle, the candidate must have earned his or her highest academic degree between the year 2000 and the present.)
Selection of the winner of the award will be based on three key criteria:
- Impact of the contributions – have the contributions made a difference in the market place and global community?
- Magnitude of the challenges that were overcome – what was the degree of difficulty?
- Innovation and technical creativity – what is the intellectual content?