Chemical Engineering


16 Jan 2020

Chemical Engineering Student receives 2019 Salters’ Prize

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Emma Hutchinson, a Loughborough University, First Class MEng Chemical Engineering Graduate, has been presented with a Salters’ Prize this year.

The award was presented following a lunch reception at Salters’ Hall, London on 6th December 2019.

As shown in the photo (right), the award was presented to Emma by Dame Mary Archer DBE and Master of The Salters’ Company Mr Alan Wordie, with an audience of 100 family members, and friends and guests from the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry industrial and educational sectors.

To gain the award, Emma started by undertaking both personal and technical interviews at Loughborough University in order for the Chemical Engineering Department to decide upon their nominee this year.

After a series of answers to questions which included asking Emma’s views on the chemical engineering industry and future of the industry, the top 10 chemical engineers and top 10 chemists from across the UK, were interviewed at Salters’ Hall in London.

This part of the process included two more interviews – one personal and the other, an extension of the previous questions asked, which included future aspirations as a chemical engineer.

Emma then received an email a week later to say that she had won an award, which came with a £1000 cash prize.

This year, five chemical engineers and four chemists won an award and all of the chemical engineering winners were females.

Upon receiving the award, Emma stated:

“Being nominated by the Department of Chemical Engineering and being chosen as 1 of 5 Chemical Engineers in the country to receive a Salters’ Graduate Award is a real privilege. I am proud to receive this award, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support and guidance from lecturers and colleagues at Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Elanco and experiences throughout my placements and Professional Development Project.”

Our congratulations go to Emma upon receiving her award and we look forward to hearing of her future successes!