RSC awards for chemists
Three chemists from the University of St Andrews will be rewarded tomorrow (Wednesday 4th June 2003) by one of the most prominent and influential independent scientific organisations in Britain.
Professors John Irvine, Neville Richardson and Russell Morris are the recipients of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards. Professors Richardson and Morris will attend the Awards Ceremony in London tomorrow.
Professor Irvine has been awarded the 2002 RSC Award for Fuel Cell Science and Technology ¿ the Francis Bacon Medal. The prize is awarded ‘for the development of novel chemical science and technology leading to practical fuel cell design and operation’. The award comprises a silver medal, certificate and cheque for £500.
Professor Morris will be presented with two awards – The Corday-Morgan medal and prize and the Barrer Award. The Corday-Morgan medal and prize is awarded to a British Chemist who has made the most meritorious contributions to experimental chemistry in the last seven years. Professor Morris has been awarded for ‘the synthesis of new inorganic and inorganic-organic hybrid materials with designer architectures and for the development of microcrystal X-ray diffraction techniques’.
The Barrer award is given every three years to a young scientist for the most meritorious recent pure or applied work in the field of porous inorganic materials. Professor Morris was awarded for his ‘innovative synthesis of zeolites and modular porous solids’. The award consists of a silver medal and a cheque for £500.
Professor Richardson will be awarded the Surface and Colloid Chemistry Award, which is one of the Industrially-Sponsored awards (this particular award is sponsored by Unilever Research). These awards bestow the highest accolade it can to members of the chemical science community, and is aimed at those ‘who have made fundamental contributions to their subject’. Each award consists of a silver medal and a cash prize of £500.
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