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 has 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.
Professor Stephen Jackson FMedSci FRS was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award 2020 for pioneering research on DNA repair mechanisms and synthetic lethality that led to the discovery of olaparib, which has reached blockbuster status for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancers.
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.
See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Mullard Award.