Nomination process

Candidate’s details should preferably be sent directly to the President of European Photochemistry Association, Prof Norbert Hoffman; the President of the Inter-American Photochemistry Society, Prof Jeffrey Rack [North and Latin American candidates]; and the President of the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association,  Prof Trevor Smith [Asian, Australian and New Zealand candidates]. Nominations may also be sent to the Chair of the Porter Medal Committee, Professor James Durrant. .

The nomination package should include:-
– Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
– A list of publications
– A citation for the award, not exceeding five pages
– Two letters of reference

Closing date for the receipt of nominations 15 March 2024

Nominated candidates from the different regions will then be considered and ranked by the Executive Committees fo the appropriate Photochemistry Societies and Associations. Each Society/Association is asked to submit the full details of no more than two candidates to the Chair of the Porter Medal Committee Professor James Durrant.

Closing date for receipt of selected two candidates 15 April 2024

The Porter Medal Committee will then consider the respective rankings of the maximum six candidates, and select the winner, in consultation with the Presidents of the three associations.

Date of announcement of winner end-April 2024

The winner will be presented with the medal at the 29th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry in Valencia, July 14-19, 2024, or a suitable alternative conference as soon as possible thereafter.