About this award
The Roger Parsons Medal is awarded to an independent early career electrochemist working in the UK or Ireland in recognition of their contributions to any field of electrochemistry. These contributions should be recognized internationally, and should strengthen the standing of UK and Irish electrochemistry.
The award celebrates the life and work of Roger Parsons, FRS (1926–2017). Roger was a well-known electrochemist who made a significant impact on the electrochemical community from the early 1950s through to the mid-1990s. He also served as the editor of the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry for nearly forty years. Roger was especially supportive of early career researchers, helping many to establish independent research programmes. It is therefore a fitting tribute to Roger’s influence that this medal is named in his honour. Initially, the award will be made on biennial basis, with the first award being made in 2019.
The winner of the Roger Parsons 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. The winner’s accommodation and registration fees for Electrochem are covered as part of the award.
The selection process for this award will be carried out by members of the RSC Electrochemistry Group committee (see below). In particular, the awards committee will look for strong evidence of independent research since the candidate’s PhD/postdoc, with this independent research making a strong contribution towards advancing the understanding and/or applications of the electrochemical sciences. Nominations where a candidate has taken the scope of his/her research beyond the traditional boundaries of electrochemistry, or has moved to electrochemistry from another discipline are especially encouraged.
Roger Parsons Medalists
- 2021 - Max García-Melchor
- 2019 - Alison Parkin
Find out more about the nomination and selection process