Every two years, the exceptional achievements of one scientist working in the field of chemistry in Europe are rewarded. The winner is awarded a gold medal and the opportunity to give the opening lecture at the next EuChemS ChemistryCongress (ECC). The call for nominations was opened on 1 March and will be open until 30 September 2019. All submissions are to be made through the online form available here.
The first European Chemistry Gold Medal was awarded to Professor Bernard L. Feringa, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2016. Ben Feringa was awrded the Gold Medal at the 7th EuChemS Chemistry Congress in Liverpool, UK. The ceremony took place during the opening session and was presented by Herman Overkleeft, Chair of the International Award Committee for the European Chemistry Gold Medal (IACM).