The Swan/Business and Innovation medal recipients
Professor Michael Payne
University of Cambridge
For the development of computational techniques that have revolutionised materials design and facilitated the industrial application of quantum mechanical simulations.
Dr Stuart S P Parkin
IBM Research – Almaden
For his discoveries of the underlying physics and of novel device architectures that have established the field spintronics.
Sir David McMurtry and John Deer
For their role in founding Renishaw plc and leading it to become one of the world’s principal manufacturers of metrology equipment
Dr Graham John Batey
Oxford Instruments NanoScience
For sustained outstanding contribution to the application of low temperature physics in an industrial high technology environment.
Professor Sir Michael Pepper
University College London
For translating advances in semiconductor physics into the commercial arena, including key roles in founding Toshiba Research Europe, Cambridge Laboratory, and TeraView Ltd.
Professor Sir Richard Friend and Dr David Fyfe
Cambridge University / Cambridge Display Technology
For guiding the company Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) to a pre-eminent position in the development of light-emitting polymers and in the development of the technology for flat-panel displays and lighting.
Dr Donal Denvir
Andor Technology PLC
For his role in founding Andor Technology, which manufactures high-performance digital cameras, and for leading an R&D programme that has kept the company at the forefront of innovation./p>