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Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture

Controlling magnetism at a single atom interface for a new generation of microchip. Credit: Chris van der Linden

The award

The Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is given biennially 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. 

Past winners

Professor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS was awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture 2018 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 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.

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