Congratulations to all those in our community who have been recognised in Her Majesty the Queen's 2018 birthday honours.
Professor Sir Christopher M Dobson BSc MA DPhil CChem FRSC FRS, Professor, Chemical and Structural Biology and Master, St John's College, University of Cambridge
For services to Science and Higher Education
Professor Sir Les C Ebdon CBE BSc PhD CChem FRSC, Lately Director, Fair Access to Higher Education
For services to Higher Education and Social Mobility
Sir James A Ratcliffe HonFRSC, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ineos Chemical Group
For services to Business and Investment
Professor Chris Dobson is one of the plenary speakers at the EuCheMS congress, taking place in Liverpool in August. We recently wrote a profile of him, ahead of that appearance, where he talked about the international nature of science and the cultural experiences it opens up.
Professor Lorna Dawson CBE, Principal Soil Scientist, The James Hutton Institute
For services to Soil and Forensic Science
Professor Graham J Hutchings CBE BSc PhD DSc CSci CChem FRSC FLSW FRS, Regius Professor of Chemistry, Cardiff University and Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute
For services to Chemistry and Innovation
Professor Graham Hutchings is the recipient of our 2018 Faraday Lectureship Prize. Our annual prizes and awardsrecognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. Each year’s winners follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and inspiring scientists in the world..
CH (Member of the Order of Companions of Honour)
Professor Richard Henderson CH HonFRSC FRS, Molecular Biologist and Biophysicist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology
For services to Electron Microscopy of Biological Molecules
Richard Henderson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017 and has been singled out in the BBC's coverage of the birthday honours list this year, as he joins an exclusive group of just 65 members of the Order of Companions of Honour.