Professor Lucy Carpenter
Professor Lucy Carpenter was awarded the 2015 Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.
I’m absolutely delighted to receive this Award in honour of Rosalind Franklin. She was an inspirational scientist who could clearly turn her hand to quite different experimental challenges; although most known for her X ray crystallography of DNA, she had started her research career in the physical chemistry of coal.
My thanks go to many superb students, researchers and colleagues, and my family who have encouraged and supported me. I look forward to using the Award to engage secondary school girls in atmospheric science through summer schools and exhibitions.
Professor Rachel McKendry was awarded the 2014 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture for her scientific achievement, her suitability as a role model and her project proposal to promote women in STEM.
See full list of all past winners of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture.
The award is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA. The first award was made in 2003.
The medal is of silver gilt and is accompanied by a grant of £30,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.
The call for nominations is now closed.
Nominations for the 2016 award will open in November 2015.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Rosalind Franklin Award Committee.
There are no restrictions on the age of nominees, though it is anticipated that the award will be made to an individual in mid-career, with a maximum of 20 years post PhD or equivalent. Please see the terms and conditions of this award. The winner is also called upon to deliver a lecture at the Society.