Research Triangle Park, NC, June 18, 2019 – The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is releasing its call for proposals to identify the top ten emerging technologies in chemistry with the results to be announced in the spring of 2020.

This initiative began in 2018 in recognition of IUPAC’s Centenary in 2019, and while it was created to kick-off IUPAC’s anniversary year in a very visible way, the end goal was to showcase the value of Chemistry (and chemists!) and to inform the general public as to how the chemical sciences contribute to the well-being of Society and the sustainability of Planet Earth. The finalists for 2019 were announced in April 2019 and detailed in the April/June 2019 issue of Chemistry International (CI).

The initiative proved to be so successful, that IUPAC has made it an annual event with the results to be published in the April/June issues of Chemistry International for the foreseeable future. The call for the 2020 proposals is now open. Anyone can submit one or more proposals – this call for proposals is open to the global science community as well as to the general public.

LINK to nomination form

Call for nomination – deadline 31 Oct 2019



David Spichiger, SCS