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Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture

Clifford Paterson FRS

Clifford Paterson Medallist 2018

Clifford PatersonProfessor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS

The 2018 Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is awarded to Professor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas including anti-microbial resistance, mine detection, foetal scanning, catastrophe relief, climate change and marine life. Professor Leighton will deliver his lecture in late 2018.

The award

The Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is given biennially (in odd years) to an outstanding researcher in the field of engineering.

The lectureship was originally endowed by The General Electric Company in memory of Clifford Paterson FRS, who founded the GEC Research Laboratories in 1919. Originally the lectures were given on electrical science and technology but this was later broadened to any aspect of engineering. The first lecture was given in 1975. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000. 

The next round of nominations opens in November 2018.

Past winners

Professor Russell Cowburn FRS was awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture 2016 for his remarkable academic, technical and commercial achievements in nano-magnetics.  

Professor Polina Bayvel FREng was awarded the Clifford Paterson Lecture 2014 for her fundamental research in high bandwidth digital communications and nonlinear optics.

See full list of all past winners of the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture.