The Faraday Medal - Further Information

The Faraday Medal is currently awarded annually by the Electrochemistry Group of the RSC to an electrochemist working outside the UK and Ireland in recognition of their outstanding original contributions and innovation as a mid career researcher in any field of electrochemistry. The medal itself is made from sterling silver. It is 2 inches in diameter and the front face depicts a bust of Michael Faraday. On the obverse face there is a cyclic voltammogram with the winner's name engraved underneath.

The medal was first awarded in 1977 but in the early years it was not awarded every year. 

Faraday Medalists

  • 2015 D Crooks
  • 2014 M Osawa
  • 2013 N Markovic
  • 2012 Z-Q Tian
  • 2011 H Abruña
  • 2009 R Penner
  • 2008 N Lewis
  • 2007 C Amatore
  • 2006 H H Girault
  • 2005 R M Wightman
  • 2004 D Scherson
  • 2003 D M Kolb
  • 2002 H White
  • 2001 M Grätzel
  • 2000 A M Bond
  • 1999 P Allongue
  • 1998 W Vielstich
  • 1996 A Heller
  • 1995 M Weaver
  • 1994 S Bruckenstein
  • 1991 D Rand
  • 1987 H Gerischer
  • 1985 M Armand
  • 1983 J M Savéant
  • 1981 J O'M Bockris
  • 1977 V G Levich   


  • A CV of no more than four A4 pages (single-line spacing, Arial 11pts. or equivalent), including the ten most significant research papers in the context of the nomination (plus brief justification), and a list of previously won awards and medals, if applicable. 
  • A statement of not more than two A4 pages (single-line spacing, Arial 11pts. or equivalent) describing the most significant contributions of the nominee and their originality and novelty, in comparison with the state of the field at the time.    
  • Optional: An appendix with any material not listed above, but considered relevant in the context of the award nomination (no page limit) 

Contact and Further Information

Professor Upul Wijayantha MRSC
Secretary 2011 - 2016
Loughborough University
Tel: + 44 (0) 1509 222574