In conjunction with SSPC Technical Meeting being held in the Joly Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building at Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Anita Maguire will present the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) called ‘Using Hazardous Reagents Safely – Go with the flow!’ at 10-11am. Prof. Maguire, Vice President for Research at University College Cork and Co-Principal Investigator with SSPC, very deserving of this accolade has also featured in 100 Women in Chemistry 2018 showcasing the work of 100 influential women of chemistry by Royal Society of Chemistry.
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.
The nominee may be employed in academia, industry or the state sector. The recipient who may be an Irish or international chemist of repute will present lectures on their field of work, in Dublin and in two other locations in Ireland, within twelve months of receiving the award. These lectures will be open to the general public as the purpose of the award is to promote the benefits of chemistry to the widest audience.