Applied Research Award

The Applied Research Award is given to a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute who in the opinion of the Board has contributed significantly towards the development of, or innovation through, applied research, or in industrial fields.

The contribution shall be judged on evidence submitted to the adjudicating panel. This award requires nomination by a senior RACI member. The nominated candidate is required to be a current full member (MRACI and above) for a minimum of 3 years. The award is judged on their work covering the last 10 years, with the major proportion having been carried out in Australia or its Territories.


Nominations open 1 April and close mid June each year. The nomination document requirement is a current CV, a summary/synopsis of research papers and four referee email and telephone contacts.

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board. The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.


Colin Raston
Greg Qiao
Eric Kennedy
Anthony Weiss
      David Lewis
      Suresh Bhargava
      Sebastien Perrier
      Thomas Maschmeyer
      Paul Haddad


Bernard Flynn

Bernard Flynn

Associate Professor

Bernard is the Co-Director of the Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility and Founder and CEO of Cincera Therapeutics. A member of the RACI since 1997, he has served as Treasurer and committee member on the RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Division.

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