Selection Procedure

In a two-stage process, independent nominators first propose candidates whose achievements in the field of chemistry  – including biochemistry, material sciences, soft matter, biophysics and chemical engineering – will shape the chemistry of the future.

The nominators are eminent scientists originated from prestigious science institutions, chemical associations, the present and former members of the Advisory Committee and the Scientific Committee for Chemistry of the International Solvay Institutes, the previous laureates of the Rhodia Pierre Gilles de Gennes Prize, guests of Solvay Conferences in Chemistry, and distinguished individuals.

The international jury then selects the winner of the Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize from amongst the list of candidates.