Malcolm McIvor Prize 2019 - Submissions now invited

Malcolm McIvor was one of the key people in ICI who helped establish CPACT in 1997 and he played a prominent role in PhD supervision during the early stages of CPACT’s activities.

Malcolm enjoyed his engagement with CPACT and has generously endowed a prize that he wishes to be awarded annually to a postgraduate student or early career researcher (within 3 years of a PhD) at a CPACT university/institute or member company in recognition of that researchers achievement in process analytics and control technologies.  The prize will seek to recognise an individual’s excellence in terms of academic achievement, creative thinking or engagement between academia and industry.  The value of the prize will be £1,000.

The representatives of the CPACT universities and member companies are now invited to nominate candidates for the 2019 award following the attached guidelines below.  Nominations should be sent to Natalie Kerr ( as pdf attachment by Monday 13th May 2019.  The decision will be announced in July 2019.  The prize will be awarded at the CPACT Research Day being held on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at the University of Strathclyde with the winner being invited to make a presentation at the event. We anticipate that Mr McIvor will attend to make the presentation in person.

The selection panel will be chaired by the Chairman of CPACT and a committee selected by the Chairman and drawn from the membership of the Industrial Management Board.  The selection panel will include academic and industrial members. 

Guidelines for Malcolm McIvor CPACT Prize  
Nominations for the Malcolm McIvor CPACT prize should be made by the university or industrial company member of the Industrial Management Board.  The nominee should be a registered PhD student at a CPACT University or an early career researcher (within 3 years of their PhD) in any CPACT Industry, Institute or University member organisation.  The information to be provided for each candidate should be as follows: 

1. CV of the candidate (no more than 3 pages) 

2. A one page summary from the candidate on their research contributions in any topic related to process analytics and control technologies. 

3. A one page testimonial from the supervisor. This should highlight any significant engagement the student has had with industry or other end-user organisations and how this has influenced the progression of his/her research. 

4. A letter of support from an individual not directly involved in the supervision of the student but knowledgeable of their research endeavours.  This could be someone from industry, an international colleague or the Head of the Department if not the supervisor

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