Professor Matt King has been awarded the 2015 Kavli Medal and Lecture for his research in field glaciology leading to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level. He said:
My first reaction when finding out I had won the 2015 Kavli Medal and Lecture was pure amazement! My second reaction followed quickly - a great gladness that the hard work of my many colleagues and I was being recognised in such a wonderful way by the Royal Society.
Professor Neil Greenham was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture in 2013 in recognition of his exceptional work on hybrid materials combining polymer semiconductors with inorganic nanoparticles, and their use in printable solar cells.
See full list of all past winners of the Kavli Medal and Lecture.
The Kavli Medal and Lecture is awarded biennially (in odd years) for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy.
The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £1000.
The call for nominations is now closed.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Joint Physical and Biological Sciences Awards Committee. The committee will consider the nomination a maximum of 3 times, before the nomination is retired. Re-nomination is possible after 1 round has passed.
The Committee will award the lectureship to an early career stage scientist, meaning candidates should have undertaken no more than 15 years of research work since gaining their PhD.
The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of 3 years immediately prior to being proposed.