Prizes and awards 2017
Rewarding excellence, gaining recognition
We are proud to announce the 2017 winners of our prizes and awards, in which we celebrate outstanding achievements by members of our diverse community.
Each of our winners has excelled in their field and advanced the chemical sciences, whether undertaking ground-breaking research, making advances in chemistry education, or demonstrating exceptional teamwork through collaborations with others.
We know that our prizes and awards programme is highly valued by our community, and an impressive list of 50 previous winners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including 2016 Nobel laureates Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa.
Our chief executive Robert Parker says: “It is an honour to celebrate the innovation and expertise of our community through our prizes and awards.
“We know that chemistry can be a powerful force for good, and quality research and communication of that research are more important than ever before.
“Our charitable mission is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences, and we are proud to celebrate our inspiring and influential winners, who share that mission.”
Our winners are drawn from across the breadth of the chemical sciences and from around the world. We have categories for both early career researchers and more established researchers – and with over 80 prizes and awards in our main portfolio, there is something for everyone.
Among this year’s prizes and awards are four aimed specifically at the education sector, and these are covered in more depth in our magazine for chemistry educators, Education in Chemistry.
There are also eight prizes and awards aimed at those working in industry. The winners of these were announced at our flagship event for the chemical-using industry, Chemistry Means Business, in Manchester on 13–14 June.
Online article collection
In celebration of our 2017 prizes and awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners in our journals.
The collection is free to access for a limited period.
Inclusion and diversity
Across all areas of the Royal Society of Chemistry we are committed to supporting and improving diversity and inclusion. Our statistics relating to gender diversity in our prizes and awards programme are published below.
Our 2017 prize winners
Our 2017 award winners
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