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Leverhulme Medal

William Lever

Leverhulme medallist 2019

Professor Edward Hinds FRSProfessor Frank Caruso FRS

The Leverhulme Medal 2019 was awarded to Professor Frank Caruso FRS for driving the application of engineered particles in biology and medicine through nanoscale materials engineering.

Professor Caruso was awarded a medal and a gift of £2,000 at the Royal Society's Anniversary Day meeting on 29 November 2019.

The award

The Leverhulme Medal is awarded for an outstanding researcher in the field of chemical engineering and applied chemistry. The award is supported by the Leverhulme Trust, established under the will of Victorian entrepreneur William Lever, and was first awarded in 1960 to mark the Tercentenary of the Royal Society. The medal is of gold, is awarded triennially and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations opens in November 2021. 

Past winners

Professor Anne Neville OBE FREng FRS was awarded the Leverhulme Medal in 2016 for revealing diverse physical and chemical processes at interacting interfaces, emphasising significant synergy between tribology and corrosion and in addition for exceptional research which has enhanced understanding of basic processes and addressed major industrial problems.

Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS was awarded the Leverhulme Medal in 2013 for revolutionary work on graphene, other two‐dimensional crystals and their heterostructures that has great potential for a number of applications, from electronics to energy.

Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE FREng FRS was awarded the Leverhulme Medal and Lecture in 2010 for his outstanding contributions in the fields of Green Chemistry and supercritical fluids by the application of chemistry to advance chemical engineering processes.

See full list of all past winners of the Leverhulme Medal

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