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Royal Society Mullard Award

A CMOS sensor plug-in for breath analysis. Image courtesy of Professor Udrea and Professor Gardner

The award

The Royal Society Mullard Award was provided by a gift to the Society by the Board of Directors of Mullard Ltd.

The Mullard Award is awarded to those who have an outstanding academic record in any area of natural science, engineering or technology and whose work is currently making or has the prospect to make a contribution to national prosperity in the United Kingdom.

Past winners

Professor Florin Udrea FREng and Professor Julian Gardner FREng were jointly awarded the 2018 Royal Society Mullard Award for their work as renowned academics and serial entrepreneurs who together founded and led the most successful Cambridge University spin-off in the physical sciences, active in environmental and air quality sensors.

Professor Stephen Furber CBE FREng FRS and Ms Sophie Wilson FREng FRS were awarded the 2016 Royal Society Mullard Award for their distinguished contributions to the design and analysis of the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM), the most successful embedded processor architecture in the world.

Dr Demis HassabisCBE FREng FRS was awarded the 2014 Royal Society Mullard Award for his pioneering use of machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms, delivering a significant contribution to national prosperity. 

See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Mullard Award.

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