The Skinner Prize was awarded between 1997 and 2016 to recognise the best poster presentations at each Faraday Discussion meeting.
Professor Henry Alistair Skinner, known to his colleagues and students as Hank, was one of the UK's most distinguished thermochemists.
After studying at Lincoln College, Oxford, Skinner was appointed to the staff of the Chemistry Department at Manchester University in 1944, where he remained for 38 years.
Throughout his life, Skinner published about 200 papers and edited several books on the subject of thermochemistry; he was also a founding editor of the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. Skinner received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Lisbon and Oporto in Portugal, and a number of prestigious medals including the Royal Society of Chemistry medal for thermodynamics.