Clifford Paterson Medal and Prize recipients

For exceptional early-career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context.


2019

Dr Richard Grant, Dr Shima Ghasemi and Dr Abbas Al Shimary
Creavo Medical Technology
For the development and application of sensors and algorithms to detect and analyse the magnetic field of the heart (magnetocardiography, MCG) for the rule-out of cardiac conditions.

Find out more about the 2019 winners

2018

Dr Richard Bowman
University of Bath
For his contributions to optical microscopy, in particular to experiment automation and the creation of globally accessible, open-source hardware.

2017

Dr Ceri Brenner
Science and Technology Facilities Council
For driving the development of laser-driven accelerators for applications and for leading collaborative partnerships between academia and industry vital for the transfer of this technology to tackle global challenges..

2016

Professor Malte Gather
University of St Andrews
For inventing a way of generating laser light within live cells and pioneering the application of this concept for the life sciences, and for his work on organic LEDs, which find applications in the display industry and in biophotonics.

2015

Dr Edmund Kelleher
Imperial College London
For his many contributions to pulse-width and wavelength-versatile fibre-based photonic sources

2014

Dr Sarah Bohndiek
University of Cambridge
For her remarkable work in developing advanced molecular imaging techniques and applying them to address questions at the interface of physics, biology and medicine.

2013

Dr Ian Chapman
CCFE Fusion Association
For his experimental investigations of the stability of fusion experiments that have provided critical insights into enhanced fusion performance.

2012

Dr Henry J Snaith 
Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford
For his important contributions to the field of excitonic solar cells.

2011

Dr Jochen Guck
University of Cambridge
For his invention of the optical stretcher, together with other novel physical probes to elucidate cellular mechanical and optical properties, their role in biological function and their potential in medical diagnostics.

2010

Professor Stefan Maier
Imperial College London
For his important contributions to the fields of plasmonics and plasmonic metamaterials.

2009

Dr Rachel McKendry
University College London
For her internationally recognized contributions to the field of nanomechanics, particularly of complex biomolecular systems and the successful commercial development of label-free nanomechanical cantilever sensors for rapid disease diagnostics and antibiotic drug screening applications.

2008

Russell Cowburn
Imperial College London
For outstanding contributions to nano-magnetism and nano-photonics, and his internationally recognised success in commercially exploiting his research through spin-out companies.

2007

Kurt Haselwimmer
Cambridge Magnetic Refrigeration
For establishing the successful scientific instruments company Cambridge Magnetic Refrigeration.

2006

Timothy Leighton
University of Southampton
For his contributions to the field of acoustics in liquids, in particular to biomedical ultrasonics, acoustical oceanography, cavitation and industrial ultrasonics.

2005

Jonathan Mark Huntley
Loughborough University
For the development of novel methods of laser speckle interferometry, phase unwrapping algorithms and the use of positron emission in a wide variety of applications.

2004

Ian Stuart Gilmore

2003

Colin David Cameron, Christopher William Slinger and Maurice Stanely

2002

Polina Bayvel

2001

Joseph Louis Keddie

2000

Hugh Francis Joseph Cormican

1999

Thomas Grierson Harvey

1998

Neil Loxley

1997

Charles Thomas Elliott and Timothy Ashley

1996

Michael Roy Worboys

1995

Gerard Sherlock

1994

Robert William Musk

1993

Anthony Keith Laurence Dymoke-Bradshaw and Jonathan David Hares

1992

Michael David May

1991

Paul F Fewster

1990

John David Garratt

1989

Michael J Kelly

1988

Martin John Powell

1987

Andrew Cannon Carter

1986

Edward Peter Raynes

1985

Colin Edwin Conisbee Wood

1984

Ian Alexander Shanks

1983

John Martin Shannon