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Davy Medal

Model showing the spread of CO in an atmospheric model, including emission sources moved around the globe by the model winds. Image courtesy of Professor Pyle.

Davy Medal winner 2018

Professor John Pyle FRSProfessor John Pyle FRS

The 2018 Davy Medal is awarded to Professor John Pyle FRS for pioneering leadership in understanding the depletion of the global ozone layer by halocarbons, particularly coupling between chemistry, radiation, and dynamics, and the special vulnerability of Arctic ozone.

Professor Pyle will receive a medal of bronze, and a gift of £2,000 at the Society's Anniversary Day Meeting on 30 November 2018.

The award

The Davy Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry.

The medal is named after Humphry Davy FRS, the chemist and inventor of the Davy Lamp, and was first awarded in 1877.

The next round of nominations opens in November 2018. 

Past winners

Professor Matthew Rosseinsky FRS was awarded the Davy Medal in 2017 for his advances in the design and discovery of functional materials, integrating the development of new experimental and computational techniques.

Professor Stephen Mann FRS was awarded the Davy Medal in 2016 for his distinguished and major contributions to the chemistry of bio-mineralization and for pioneering the bioinspired synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanostructures and hybrid nanoscale objects.

Professor Gideon John Davies FMedSci FRS was awarded the Davy Medal 2015 for his field-defining work in determining the reaction chemistry of enzyme-catalysed carbohydrate transformations with major applications in medicine and biotechnology.

See full list of all past winners of the Davy Medal.