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Davy Medal

Stylised working of a molecular assembly line. Credit Amber Webster.

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 of bronze, is awarded annually and is accompanies by a gift of £2,000. 

Past winners

Professor Varinder Aggarwal FRS was awarded the The Davy Medal 2019 for his ground-breaking methods coupling boronic esters creating 3-D architectures with full control over shape and functionality with broad ranging applications across the sciences.

Professor John Pyle CBE FRS was awarded the Davy Medal 2018 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 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. 

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

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