Lord Lewis Prize 2016 Winner
University of Nottingham
Awarded for his original studies of the chemical applications of supercritical fluids and for work in the development of science policy, nationally, within the EU and globally
About the Winner
Sir Martyn Poliakoff studied at King's College, Cambridge, BA (1969) and PhD (1973) under the supervision of J J Turner FRS on the Matrix Isolation of Large Molecules. In 1972, he was appointed Research/Senior Research Officer in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1979, he moved to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. Promotion to Reader in Inorganic Chemistry and then to Professor of Chemistry followed in 1985 and 1991 respectively. In addition, he is Honorary Professor of Chemistry at Moscow State University. From 1994-99, he held an EPSRC/Royal Academy of Engineering Clean Technology Fellowship at Nottingham.
He was elected FRS (2002), FRSC (2002) and FIChemE (2004). He was awarded CBE (2008) for "Services to Sciences", and knighted in 2015 for "Services to the Chemical Sciences". He was made Honorary Member of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia (2008), the RSC (2015) and the Chinese Chemical Society (2015) and Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2011). In 2012, He was elected a Fellow of the Academia Europaea and, in 2013, Associate Fellow of TWAS, The World Academy of Science and Associate Member of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (2014). He was a Council Member of the IChemE (2009-13) and Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society (2011-16) and Vice President of EASAC, the European Academies Science Advisory Council (2013-16).
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