Tilden Prize 2017 Winner
Awarded for the functionalization of solid surfaces through the development of high selectivity nonisothermal plasmachemical reactions
About the Winner
Jas Pal Badyal FRS was awarded BA (1985) and PhD (1988) degrees from Cambridge University; where he subsequently held a King's College Fellowship and the Oppenheimer Fellowship. In 1989 he was appointed to a lectureship at Durham University and then promoted to Full Professor in 1996.
His pioneering research on the functionalization of solid surfaces and deposition of functional nanolayers has led to the invention of a wide range of novel surfaces for technological and societal applications. Examples include: antibacterial, fog harvesting, catalysis, non-fouling, optochiral switches, filtration, biochips, capture and release, super-repellent, and nano-actuation. This work has been underpinned by the investigation and understanding of fundamental surface reaction mechanisms. Subsequent scale-up and commercialisation has been achieved through 3 successful nanotechnology start-up companies with hundreds of millions of products being manufactured globally.
The significance of Jas Pal's research related to Functional Surfaces and Surface Science has previously been recognised by the award of the Royal Society of Chemistry Harrison Prize, and election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS) - UK and Commonwealth National Academy of Sciences.
Professor Badyal's Webpage
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