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For us, ‘Alpha’ is that moment when a chemist, researcher or engineer achieves an important milestone in chemical product and process innovation; it happens in an instant, but one doesn’t get there without unrelenting perseverance, knowledge and skill.
Watch the video to learn about how Sudip Majumdar, Chief Technology Officer with Compact Membrane Systems, achieved his Alpha Moment, gaining recognition as the first ever Alpha Innovator of the Year: Environment and Sustainability at the ICIS Innovation Awards.
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The search for excellence is on: Submit your entry for Alpha Innovator of the year by June 30
Elsevier’s R&D Solutions is partnering with International Chemical Information Service (ICIS) again this year to sponsor the 14th annual ICIS Innovation Awards. The Alpha Innovator of the Year award, now in its second year, will recognize one individual in each of the following categories:
- Alpha Innovator of the Year – New Product Development/Process Optimization
- Alpha Innovator of the Year – Environment and Sustainability
Entries should be made online by June 30, 2017 and will be assessed by the ICIS Innovation Awards judging panel. Results will be announced online in October 2017. Winners will enjoy benefits including an invitation to the awards ceremony in December in London New this year, winners will receive a free trial of Reaxys, Elsevier’s highly intuitive interface and robust database to help chemists retrieve chemistry literature and data in half the time.
We look forward to celebrating your ‘Alpha Moment’. Submit your nomination today.
Featured Alpha moments
Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst
When new regulations limited the use of tin catalysts, a chemicals company had to seek viable alternatives. They turned to ScienceDirect and their research resulted in filing two patents and potentially boosting revenue by millions.
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Dr. Marc Swan and Professor Jan Czernuszka of Oxtex developed a self-inflating tissue expander that helps surgeons to improve reconstructive surgery.
Innovator of the Year:
Environment and Sustainability
Sudip Majumdar of Compact Membrane Systems led the development of a new technology that provides cost and energy savings over the current method used for olefin/paraffin separation.
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