Call for Nomination of IMRP20 Laureates

The International Irradiation Association (iia) has made Laureate Awards since the second International Meeting on Radiation Processing (IMRP) held in 1978.  The Award represents the highest honour that members of the irradiation community can bestow on their colleagues.

Two Laureates will be awarded at IMRP20, one Scientific Laureate and one Business Laureate.  These Awards are presented to individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science, technology or business of radiation processing.


If you wish to nominate an individual for one of the iia Laureates please send your Letter of Recommendation to Martin Comben ( by Friday 15th July 2022.

Please specify if you are nominating for a Scientific or Business Laureate Award.  You are welcome to supply additional information (e.g. biography) to support your nomination.


The award winners are selected by the Awards Committee that is made up of members of the iia Board and staff.  A structured process is used to remove subjectivity as much as possible.  Each nominated individual is scored against 20 criteria that are considered to be important characteristics of a Laureate winner.  Each criterion is weighted to reflect its level of importance to the Award selection process.

For any further information about the IMRP20 Laureate Awards please contact Martin Comben (


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