Royal Society Mullard Award
This award is made to individuals whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.
The Royal Society Mullard Award medal.
The Royal Society Mullard Award was provided by a gift to the Society by the Board of Directors of Mullard Ltd.
The Mullard Award is awarded to an individual who has an outstanding academic record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology and whose work is currently making or has the prospect to make a contribution to national prosperity in the United Kingdom. The Award is aimed at early career scientists, engineers and technologists up to 15 years post-PhD.
The award consists of a silver gilt medal, a £2,000 gift and a £1,500 travel grant.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Brian Mercer Awards Panel.
Most recent medallist
Dr Demis Hassabis received the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2014 for his pioneering use of machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms, delivering a significant contribution to national prosperity.