International Recognition for Margaret Brimble
MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has been recognised with a global award for outstanding achievement in her field. Professor Brimble was named one of this year’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Every second year IUPAC honours prominent women chemists from around the world who are outstanding achievers in their field. Former awardees have come from a wide range of countries including Italy, Poland, the USA, UK and China. Professor Brimble is the first New Zealander to be named for the award. The awards are designed to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists and chemical engineers. Awardees are selected based on excellence in basic or applied research, accomplishments in teaching or education or demonstrated leadership and managerial excellence in the chemical sciences. The awards also recognise women who have shown leadership and community service during their careers.