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This medal is awarded for significant contributions to chemistry or engineering.
Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood OM FRS, President of the Royal Society from 1955-1960, was the first recipient of the Leverhulme Medal.
The Leverhulme Medal is awarded triennially for “an outstandingly significant contribution in the field of pure or applied chemistry or engineering, including chemical engineering”. An additional medal was awarded in 2010, to mark the Society’s 350th anniversary.
The award is supported by the Leverhulme Trust and was first awarded in 1960 to mark the Tercentenary of the Royal Society. The medal is of gold and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.
The 2013 call for nominations has now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired.
If possible the Committee will award the medal to an early-to-mid career stage scientist. The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS was awarded the Leverhulme Medal in 2010 for his outstanding contributions in the fields of Green Chemistry and supercritical fluids by the application of chemistry to advance chemical engineering processes.
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Gabor Medal: For interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines.
Hughes Medal: For original discoveries relating to the generation, storage and use of energy.
Kavli Education Medal: For impact in the field of science and mathematics education.
Leverhulme Medal: For significant contributions to chemistry or engineering.
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Rumford Medal: For important discoveries in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter.
Sylvester Medal: For mathematical research.
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