Phillips Awards for distinguished service to the IOP go to Brian Fulton and Mark Telling
13 December 2016
Professor Brian Fulton and Dr Mark Telling have both been presented with the 2016 Phillips Award for distinguished service to the IOP.
The award is given annually for innovative ideas or activities that have made a major contribution to the Institute’s objectives; a leading role in one of the IOP’s groups or branches or in its formal governance through its Council, boards or committees; or a significant contribution to the external influence of the IOP.
The awards were presented to Fulton and Telling at the IOP’s annual Awards Dinner on 29 November by the Institute's president, Professor Roy Sambles.
Fulton, a former trustee of the Institute who is dean of faculty for the sciences at the University of York, has “made a substantial contribution to the work of the Institute of Physics and the UK nuclear physics community over many years”, his citation says. It goes on to describe how, as well as serving on the IOP Council, Fulton played a leading role in the co-ordination of the UK nuclear physics community.
Telling, a senior research scientist with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, has been chair of the IOP’s London and South East Branch since 2012. During his tenure, his citation says, Telling has “overseen a number of significant changes that have helped the branch to more accurately reflect the modern and diverse make-up of the region”. It also cites his numerous contributions to the wider work of the IOP.
Full citations for Fulton and Telling are available on the IOP’s website.