Kavli Medal and Lecture
This prize lecture is given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.
A portrait of Fred Kavli
The Kavli Medal and Lecture is awarded biennially (in odd years) for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy.
The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £500.
The Committee will award the lectureship to an early career stage scientist, meaning candidates should have undertaken no more than 15 years of research work since gaining their PhD.
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.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Joint Physical and Biological 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.
The next call for nominations for this award will open in 2015.
Most recent medallist
Professor Neil Greenham has been awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture for his exceptional work on hybrid materials combining polymer semiconductors with inorganic nanoparticles, and their use in printable solar cells. He gave his lecture on 17 April 2013.