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Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture

Awarded for any aspect of engineering. It is aimed at scientists working in modern and popular fields such as new media technologies and consumer electronics.

Clifford Paterson FRS

Professor Russell Cowburn FRSProfessor Russell Cowburn FRS

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

Professor Polina Bayvel FREng was awarded the 2014 Clifford Paterson Lecture 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 .

The award

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 Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is given biennially (in odd years) on any aspect of engineering. It is aimed at scientists working in modern and popular fields such as new media technologies and consumer electronics.