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Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture

Professor Mark Miodownik

Michael Faraday Medallist 2017

The 2017 Michael Faraday medal and lecture is awarded to Professor Mark Miodownik for excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.

Professor Miodownik will be presented with a medal of silver gilt and a gift of £2,500 at the prize lecture February 2018.

The award

The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. The first award was made in 1986.

The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Normally, preference will be given to a practising scientist or engineer, but other individuals whose primary expertise is in writing, broadcasting or other relevant forms of communication may also be considered.

Nominations for the 2018 prize will open in November 2017.

Past winners

Dr Nick Lane was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize 2016 and gave the lecture Why is life the way it is?

Professor Katherine Willis was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize 2015 and gave the lecture From genes to beans: polyploidy on a plate

Professor Andrea Sella was awarded the Michael Faraday Prize 2014 and gave the lecture Is chemistry really so difficult?

See full list of all past winners of the Michael Faraday Prize.