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Davy Medal

Humphry Davy FRS

The award

The Davy Medal is awarded 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 medal is awarded annually, made of bronze and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000. 


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open 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.

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