Skinner Prize for the Best Poster Presentation


Henry Alistair Skinner (1916-96)

Professor Henry Alistair Skinner, known to his colleagues and students as Hank, was one of the UK's most distinguished thermochemists. 

After studying at Lincoln College, Oxford, Skinner was appointed to the staff of the Chemistry Department at Manchester University in 1944, where he remained for 38 years. 

Throughout his life, Skinner published about 200 papers and edited several books on the subject of thermochemistry; he was also a founding editor of the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. Skinner received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Lisbon and Oporto in Portugal, and a number of prestigious medals including the Royal Society of Chemistry medal for thermodynamics. 

Rules

In 1997 Professor H A Skinner, formerly at the University of Manchester, left £5,000 to The Royal Society of Chemistry to be used by the Faraday Division. A Skinner Prize has been established for ten years (from 1997) for students attending a Faraday Discussion meeting. 

Rules for the award are as follows and are for use by the Organising Committee:

  1. Candidates must be in membership of the Society at the time the award is made. 

  2. One Skinner Prize will be available for each Faraday Discussion meeting. 

  3. The award will be made for the best poster presented at the Discussion meeting. Multiple authorship is permitted. 

  4. A unanimous decision will be taken at the Discussion meeting by the members of the Organising Committee and their decision is final. 

  5. Details of the award winner(s) will be announced at the Discussion meeting. 

  6. A certificate and cheque will be sent to the award winner(s) after the Discussion meeting. 

Previous Winners

YearWinnerInstitutionDiscussion

2014

2014

2014

Yung-Kang Peng

Sarah Holliday

Johannes Margraf

Arun Prakash Aranga Raju

University of Oxford

Imperial College London

University of Erlangen

University of Manchester

175

174

173
(joint winners)

2014

Alexander Forse

Robert McSweeney

Christian van Engers

University of Cambridge

Univeristy of Nottingham

University of Oxford

172
(joint winners)
2014

Rebecca Boll

Thomas Kierspel

DESY, Germany

DESY/CFEL, Germany

171
(joint winners)
2014170
2014Tubiana ThibaultLaboratoire de Biochimie Theorique, France169
2014

Rebecca Caravan

Robert Frigge

University of Leeds, UK

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

168 
(joint winners)

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

Georg Menzl

Eugénia Nogueira

Hannah C Price

Aleksandra Karczmarczyk

Edward J O'Reilly

Ian McPherson

Soon Wen Hoh

University of Vienna, Austria

University of Minho, Portugal

University of Leeds, UK

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

University College London, UK

University of Oxford, UK

Cardiff University, UK

167

166

165

164

163

162 
(Joint Winners)

2012

Thomas Portet

Mohammad Rahimi

University of Washington

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech

161 
(Joint Winners)

 

2012Eva PluharovaInstitute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Republic160
2012

Mark Bewernitz

Johannes Ihli

University of Florida, USA

Leeds University, UK

159 
(Joint Winners)

2012Isla Zhang University of Bristol, UK158
2012

Stephanie Harris 

Lee Ch'ng 

University of Bristol, UK

University of Sothern California, USA

157 
(Joint Winners)

2012Alexander M. Smith University College London, UK156
2011155
2011Celine Merlet University Pierre and Marie Curie, France154
2011Jadwiga Milkiewicz University of Leeds, UK153
2011Maria Montes de OcaUniversity of Bristol, UK152
2011Delphine Thibault TN International, France151
2011Andreas Messmer Goethe University, Germany150
2010Craig AuchinvoleUniversity of Edinburgh, UK149
2010Po-hung Wang University College London, UK148
2010147
2010Ludivine Guillemot Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France146
2009Mihaela Dorin Cardiff University, UK145
2009Svetlana Baoukina 
Juho Lintuvuori 
University of Calgary, Canada
Durham University, UK 

144
(Joint Winners)

2009Marzia Massignani University of Sheffield, UK143
2009Dr Johann Danzl University of Innsbruck, Austria142
2008Gunther Zechmann University of Oxford, UK141
2008M. J. T. C. van der Niet Leiden University, The Netherlands140
2008139
2008Giovanni Barcaro  
Alvaro Mayoral 
University of Birmingham UK
University of Birmingham UK
138
(Joint Winners)
2008Rachael Mills 
Daniel Burnham 
University of Bristol, UK  
University of St Andrews,UK
137
(Joint Winners)
2007Nicola Hetherington University of Bristol, UK136
2007Vinh Son Nguyen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium135
2007Julia Percival 
Per Sundell
 
University of Surrey, UK
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
134
(Joint Winners)
2006Davy Adriaens University College London, UK133
2006

Katrin Domke  

Karen McCarney 

Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Germany
University of Strathclyde, UK

132
(Joint Winners)
2006Jonathan Faiz University of Birmingham, UK131
2005Stewart Vaughan University of Oxford, UK130
2004K M Knight University College London, UK129
2004 L Ruiz-Pérez University of Sheffield, UK128
2004M G D Nix University of Bristol, UK127
2003B Bird 
E Pickwell 
University of Nottingham, UK 
Cambridge University, UK 
126
(Joint Winners)
2003N Taub Tel-Aviv University, Israel 125
2003J-L Carreon-Macedo University of Bristol, UK124
2002 P M Reis University of Manchester, UK 123
2002 P M Salen University of Stockholm, Sweden 122
2002J-P Gueneau de MussyUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium121
2001H B VarelaFritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany 120
2001P W BarnesUniversity of Birmingham, UK 119
2001M V PatelUniversity of California, Berkeley, USA 118
2000M C Graham
P A Sloan
University of Bath, UK
University of Birmingham, UK
117 
(Joint Winners)
2000A H HansenTechnical University of Denmark116
2000G A Garcia
S Ulrich
University of Nottingham, UK
University of York, UK
115
(Joint Winners)
1999P J StoneUniversity of Reading, UK114
1999O MontiUniversity of Oxford, UK113
1999W SongUniversity of Cambridge, UK112
1998E Q Morales
J T Wescott
CSIS, Seville, Spain
University of Bristol, UK
111
(Joint Winners)
1998G BöndgenFreie University, Berlin, Germany110
1998A Speck
A Markwick
Manchester, UK 109
(Joint Winners)
1997F VigliottiInstitut de Physique, Experimental University Lausanne108