ICI Postgraduate Award 2020

The call is now open for the ICI Postgraduate Award 2020

The nominee must be a registered PhD student in any Chemistry discipline working in an Irish Higher Education Institution. They must have demonstrated excellence in research through publications. They must also have demonstrated a commitment to supporting and promoting Chemistry within their Institution (e.g. through active participation in public engagement initiatives). A person nominated for this award must be a member of the Institute at the time of nomination or upon receipt of the award.

Nomination Process: The nominator, who must be the student’s PhD supervisor, shall send one electronic copy of their nomination by email to the President of the Institute, which will include a cover letter providing a brief resume of the reasons for the nomination, together with a CV (maximum 2 pages) of the nominee.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, 5th October, 2020

Nominations to be addressed to the ICI President and sent to: info@instituteofchemistry.org


ICI Postgraduate Research Symposium 2020 – Update

Congratulations to the WINNERS and to ALL who presented their cutting edge research during the very first virtual ICI event in its history ….. the inaugural ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020 –  a special word of thanks to the most recent recipients of the ICI Postgraduate Award, Dr Adele Gaba and Dr Saoirse Ronan, who delivered outstanding presentations during the symposium.

The Call is now open for the highly prestigious ICI Postgraduate Award 2020 – deadline Friday, 2nd October, 2020

10th September, 2020

ICI Postgraduate Research Symposium 2020

Congratulations to the Organising Committee of the ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020, co-chaired by Dr Joseph Byrne (NUIG) and Dr Mark Kelada (ICI Young Chemist Representative and ICI Council member) who, in partnership with postgraduate scholars from Institutions across Ireland, hosted a wonderful virtual symposium on the 9th September, 2020, where postgraduate scholars from across the island of Ireland and beyond, had the opportunity to present their cutting edge research and forge meaningful collaborations in these most challenging of times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Great credit to the students who presented and to their supervisors, for their outstanding mentorship and support. The future of Chemistry is very bright in Ireland!

9th September, 2020

ICI Postgraduate Research Symposium 2020

We are glad to announce that the ICI are hosting a virtual Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium on Wednesday 9th September 2020. The aim of this event is to provide postgraduate students all over Ireland with an opportunity to share and discuss their latest research and to provide them with an opportunity to present their research on a national scale. They will also be exposed to new research from across many fields of chemistry as well as networking opportunities, expanding both their knowledge and professional development. There will also be seminars on mental health for postgraduate students, as well as career talks. An important element of this event is that the programme will be designed by, and made up of postgraduate speakers, representing the diverse and excellent range of research being conducted in Ireland at the moment.

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Event Rescheduling


The AGM has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus situation and a further announcement will be made when it has been rescheduled .

Irish Universities Chemistry Colloquium

The 72nd Irish Universities Chemistry Colloquium, due to take place in the University of Limerick in June 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Details to follow.

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Congress

The 45th Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Congress, which was due to take place in University College Cork in 2020, has been postponed to 2021. Details to follow.

8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8)

ECC8 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal  from the 28th August – 1st September, 2022 inclusive. Further details may be found here: https://euchems2022.eu/

9th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC9)

ECC9 will take place in Dublin, Ireland, August/September 2024.

The Congress has a unifying theme of Chemistry as the central science, focusing on the central role of chemistry at the interfaces with biology, material and environmental sciences, both for the progress of humankind and for the solution of fundamental problems of modern societies.