Prof. Russell Frew wins Shimadzu Prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry

19 November 2019

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Professor Russell Frew wins the Shimadzu prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry in recognition of his contribution to the fight against counterfeit products

From work with the N.Z. government as an expert witness in the 1080 blackmail case (as well as over 40 other reports), to projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Prof. Russell Frew has a long history in applied chemistry.

Press release: 18th November 2019

Alongside his tenure as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Otago, Prof. Russell Frew works with scientific traceability company, Oritain, using forensic science to trace the origin of products and raw materials across the fashion, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Oritain and Prof. Russell Frew work with some of the world’s largest manufacturers, producers and retailers, using trace element and stable isotope analysis to trace the origin of products and raw materials throughout the supply chain.

The continued innovation and R&D across existing products, as well as new product development, see Prof. Russell awarded the Shimadzu prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry by the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) – a body representing 800 members involved in the profession of chemistry.

The prize is awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the field of industrial or applied chemistry and applicants must pass a rigorous application criteria and process to be selected, with the NZIC Council reserving the right to make no award in any year if the standard of applications is not of sufficient merit.

Prof. Russell Frew’s award follows more good news for Oritain after they recently announced a partnership with COTTON USA, becoming the official traceability partner for all U.S. cotton.

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