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Royal Society Mullard Award

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

Royal Society Mullard Award winners 2018

Professor Florin Udrea FREng and Professor Julian Gardner FREngProfessor Florin Udrea FREng and Professor Julian Gardner FREng 

The Royal Society Mullard Award 2018 is awarded jointly to Professor Florin Udrea FREng and Professor Julian Gardner FREng 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 Udrea and Professor Gardner will each be presented with a silver gilt medal and this is accompanied by jointly receiving a £2,000 gift and a £1,500 travel grant. This will be awarded at the Royal Society's Anniversary Day in November 2018.

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 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 next call for nominations will open in November 2018.

Past winners

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.

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

Shankar Balasubramanian FRS was awarded the Royal Society Mullard Award in 2009 for his inventive new approach to DNA sequencing.

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