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Polymer Physics Group Founders' Prize

This prize is for a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to polymer physics in the UK or Ireland.


The Polymer Physics Group Founders' Prize, instigated to commemorate the work of Professor Andrew Keller, is awarded biennially to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to polymer physics in the UK or Ireland.

The recipient of the prize will be invited to present the Founders' Prize Lecture at the biennial meeting at the IOP in London in September 2021.

Please note that the wording of the above paragraph has been carefully chosen. The group have agreed that the recipient of the Founders' Prize need not be British nor even currently working in the UK, provided that their research has a significant UK or Irish component.

Nominations

To make a nomination:

  • propose a nominee 
  • send us 250 words on why the nominee should be awarded the prize

Nominations should be emailed to the group secretary, Professor João Cabral, j.cabral@imperial.ac.uk by 31 August 2020.

Winners

2019

Professor Masao Doi

2017

Professor Mark Warner

2015

Professor Richard Jones

2013

Professor Donal Bradley

2011

Professor Tom McLeish 

2009

Professor Dame Athene Donald

2007

Professor Alan Windle

2005

Professor Dame Julia Higgins

2003

Professor David Bassett

2001

Professor Sir Sam Edwards