About the award
The Faraday Medal is awarded annually by the Electrochemistry Group of the RSC to an electrochemist working outside the UK and Ireland in recognition of outstanding original contributions and innovation in any field of electrochemistry. The award is designed to honour scientists in the middle of their independent scientific careers and, therefore, eligible candidates should be within 10 and 25 years of the date of award of their PhD. Allowances will be made for career breaks and non-standard career pathways and candidates' CVs should state clearly if such allowance is sought.
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.
The winner of the Faraday medal will be invited to give a plenary lecture (at which they will be presented with their medal) at the annual Electrochem meeting, normally held in the UK or Ireland in September. All the winner’s travel, accommodation and registration fees for Electrochem are covered as part of the award.
Nominations and Submission
Nominations for the Faraday Medal normally open in October/November and, in this round, nominations will close at 17:00 GMT on 31 January 2023.
Suggestions for nominations are invited from all RSC members via the group Newsletter and other publicising channels. Nominations should be made to the RSC Electrochemistry Group committee Secretary (Professor Petra Cameron, University of Bath).
Please note that self-nominations are not permitted. Please also note that the nominator must be a member of the RSC.
Each nomination should consist only of the following document. No other documentation (including cover letters, an additional list of publications or formal letters of nomination) will be considered by the awards committee.
A single pdf file of no more than three A4 pages, which contains:
- A CV for the nominated candidate of no more than two A4 pages (single-line spacing, Arial 11pt or equivalent), including the ten most significant research papers in the context of the nomination (plus a brief justification), and a list of previously won awards and medals, if applicable.
- A statement of not more than one A4 page (single-line spacing, Arial 11pt 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.
The committee reserves the right to reject any submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines above.
The selection process is carried out by a group of RSC Electrochemistry Group committee members. This group consists of the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and at least two other members of the RSC Electrochemistry Group committee.
The winner of the award is normally announced in late February.