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Kavli Medal and Lecture

The 2017 medalist Professor Henry Snaith FRS

The award

The Kavli Medal and Lecture is awarded for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment. The medal was awarded biennially but is now awarded annually, is made of bronze, and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2018.

Past winners

Professor Henry Snaith FRS was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture 2017 for his discovery and development of highly efficient perovskite solar cells which promise to dramatically increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar energy.

Professor Matt King was awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture in 2015 for his research in field glaciology leading to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level.

See full list of all past winners of the Kavli Medal and Lecture