The IRCO Medal is awarded for outstanding services to the cause of International Rubber Conferences worldwide.
The recipient should be a personality of exceptional merit in the rubber community and with a recognised record in one or more fields of activity related to the rubber industry, research or education. He/she should have made distinguished contributions to IRCO conferences as an organiser, as chairman of conferences or symposia or as a presenter.
Nominations should be sent to the Secretary-General at least three months in advance of an IRC. A nomination must be accompanied by a citation, giving the case for the nomination and should also include a CV and full background information in respect of the nominee. The contribution made to the IRCO must be particularly stressed.
The decision on the recipient of the IRCO Medal is made by a vote of the members of the IRCO Committee meeting in full session.
The awards ceremony shall normally take place at the next International Rubber Conference.
Travel/accommodation costs of recipient
It is expected that the recipient’s company or society will normally fund the travel costs associated with receiving the medal. Neither the IRCO, nor the host organisation, is able to cover these costs.
|2018||Professor L Zhang||China|
|2017||Mr J Long||USA|
|2014||Dr W Waddell||USA|
|2013||Mr A Hammond||Australia|
|2009||Professor T Nishi||Japan|
|2007||Professor Y Morozov||Russia|
|2006||Professor J Noordermeer||Netherlands|
|2000||Dr M Gerspacher||USA|
|1998||Dr N Yamazaki||Japan|
|1997||Mr N Levin||Sweden|
|1996||Mr D Gorman||USA|
|1995||Professor J Donnet||France|
|1994||Dr J Buist||UK|