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Royal Society Mullard Award

Hybrid DNA-protein nanopore. A DNA nanostructure acts as a scaffold for eight transmembrane alpha helices. Credit: Professor Bayley

 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. The medal is of silver gilt medal, is awarded on the occasion of a suitable candidate being identified by the award's selection committee, and is accompanied by a travel grant of £1,500 and a gift of £2,000. 

Past winners

Professor Hagan Bayley FRS was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award 2019 for the invention of stochastic nanosensing, a generalised sequencing method for biopolymers which has delivered ultrarapid, distributable, wide-scale, 'long-read' genome sequencing.

Professor Florin Udrea FREng and Professor Julian Gardner FREng were jointly awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2018 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 Royal Society Mullard Award in 2016 for their distinguished contributions to the design and analysis of the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM), the most successful embedded processor architecture in the world. 

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

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