ICI Honorary Fellowship

The ICI is delighted to announce that
Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, Emeritus Professor of Phytochemistry
at University College Dublin,
has been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Institute
.

This is in recognition of her highly distinguished career in academia and her significant contributions to the wider community serving in a variety of leadership roles.  Professor Donnelly was elected the first female President of the Royal Dublin Society, and appointed Chairman of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Chairman of the European Science Research Council, Vice-President of the European Science Foundation, and Senior Vice-President and Vice-President of the Royal Irish Academy. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, an Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Boyle-Higgins Medallist, a UCD Charter Day Medallist, and a Royal Irish Academy Cunningham Medallist.
Our warmest congratulations to Professor Donnelly on receiving this honorary fellowship, one of the highest honours the Institute can bestow.

 

 

 

Calling All ICI Members: Please Update Your Contact Details

If you have moved or you haven’t been receiving our emails, please update your contact details by emailing our honorary secretary,
Dr Emma Coyle at secretary@instituteofchemistry.org

 

ICI Annual Award Ceremony and ICI Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 29th April 2021

The ICI Annual Award Ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday, 29th April, 2021 from 16.00-18.00

The ICI AGM will also take place following the ICI Award Ceremony on  Thursday, 29th April, 2021 commencing at 18.30

Details have been emailed to all ICI members. Further details will be posted here shortly.

The 72nd Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium

The Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium is run annually under the aegis of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.
The University of Limerick is delighted to host the Colloquium this year on the 17th-18th June, 2021 as a virtual event hosted by the Department of Chemical Sciences and Bernal Institute. Further details may be found here.

72nd Irish Chemistry Research Colloquium 2021 brochure

ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) 2020

The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Annual Award for Chemistry was inaugurated in 2005. Since 2007, the lectures are termed the Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series. The late Professor Eva Philbin was formerly Head of the Chemistry Department in University College Dublin and also a former President of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. The award is for a practising chemist, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of chemistry and has considerably raised the profile of chemistry through both the excellence of their work and their ability to communicate in an effective and lucid manner.

Following an open call for nominations for the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) 2020 and an independent review process, we are delighted to announce that the 2020 recipient of this award is
Professor Declan Gilheany, School of Chemistry, University College Dublin.
Our warmest congratulations to Professor Gilheany. We look forward to Professor Gilheany’s public lecture in due course, the details of which will be posted here.

Appointment to the Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Professor John Wenger, Professor in Physical and Environmental Chemistry, University College Cork, on being appointed by Minister Ryan to the Environmental Protection Agency Advisory Committee. Wishing Professor Wenger every success as he takes on this new and important role.

 

Kathleen Lonsdale Royal Irish Academy Chemistry Prize 2021

Congratulations to Dr Conor Crawford, ICI Postgraduate awardee 2020, on being the 2021 recipient of the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize!
Further details in relation to this award and Conor’s research related to vaccine development may be found here

 

ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) 2019

Congratulations to Professor Declan McCormack (TU Dublin) on being the 2019 recipient of the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series). Professor McCormack kindly agreed to having his award lecture recorded for the public to view.

ICI Award Ceremony and AGM – Update

The ICI Annual Award Ceremony and AGM took place on Thursday, 19th November, 2020

This is one of the highlights in the calendar year for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.

ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award

Congratulations to Professor A.P. De Silva on winning the ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award 2020.
Professor DeSilva will deliver his award lecture in 2021.

ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Award Series) 2019

Congratulations to Professor Declan McCormack, TU Dublin on winning the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Lecture Award Series) 2019.
Professor McCormack delivered an outstanding award lecture during the virtually ICI award ceremony on the 19th November, 2020. A recording of this lecture will be made available shortly for all to view on this ICI website. Pictured below: Professor Eva Philin (top right), Professor McCormack (bottom left) and Professor McCormack receiving his award from the ICI President, Professor Celine Marmion (bottom right).

ICI Postgraduate Award 2020 

The Institute received a number of outstanding nominations for this year’s postgraduate award. All nominations were sent for independent review. The ICI decided to present a joint award this year to Dr Conor Crawford (UCD) and Dr Priyanka Ganguly (IT Sligo). Our warmest congratulations to them both. They were presented with their award during the ICI award ceremony which took place virtually on the 19th November, 2020. Priyanka is currently a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the University of Glasgow, Scotland and Conor is a postdoctoral researcher in the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Berlin, Germany. We wish Priyanka and Conor every success in their future endeavours. They are both wonderful ambassadors for chemistry research in Ireland.

ICI Second Level Education Award 2019 

This award is presented to students who achieved the highest grade in higher level Leaving Certificate Chemistry in Ireland in 2019.  Our warmest congratulations to Mr Brian Durkan from St. Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo and to Óran O’Sullivan from Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Brian and Óran received their award medals during the virtual award ceremony on the 19th November, 2020. They were joined by their families, their teachers and school principals. Dr Fiona Desmond, the Chief Examiner for Chemistry and Physics and Chemistry from the State Examinations Commission delivered a very informative presentation on the leaving certificate chemistry examination process. It also put into context Brian and Óran’s exceptional achievements on being the top two students in Ireland in leaving certificate higher level chemistry in 2019. Brian is currently studying Chemistry in the University of Oxford, UK and Óran is studying mathematical science in UCC. We wish Brian and Óran continued success.

ICI Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 19th November 2020

The 71st Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland was held virtually on Thursday, 19th November 2020, at 17:45.

ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020 – Update

The inaugural ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020, the very first virtual ICI event in its history, took place on September 9th 2020 with over 150 registered delegates in attendance throughout the day. A special word of thanks to the Organising Committee for hosting this symposium and for bringing together postgraduate scholars from Institutions across Ireland and beyond, providing them with a unique opportunity to  share their cutting edge research and to build their professional networks, in a year when most physical conferences have been cancelled.

For a comprehensive report on the Symposium, please click ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020