Kavli Medal

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The Kavli Medal is the name of to medals awarded biennially by the Royal Society.

Royal Society Kavli Medal[edit]

The Royal Society Kavli Medal is awarded biennially, in odd years, for outstanding achievement in science and engineering in the fields of environment or energy. It is aimed at career stage scientists who have undertaken no more than 15 years of research work since gaining their PhD. [1]

The recipient should be a citizen of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or who have lived and worked there for a minimum of three years immediately prior to their nomination. The winner of the award receives a medal of bronze gilt and a personal gift of £500. The winner is invited to deliver a public lecture on their research at the Society. [1]

The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Joint Physical and Biological Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired. [1]


  • 2011: Clare Grey, Solid state NMR uses in the field of lithium-ion batteries [1]
  • 2013: Neil Greenham, In recognition of his exceptional work on hybrid materials combining polymer semiconductors with inorganic nanoparticles, and their use in printable solar cells [2]
  • 2015: Matt King, for his research in field glaciology leading to the first reconciled estimate of ice sheet contribution to sea level[3]

Kavli Education Medal[edit]

The Kavli Education Medal is awarded biennially, in even years, to 'an individual who has made a significant impact on science or mathematics education within the UK'.[4]


  • 2010: Celia Hoyles, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in mathematics education
  • 2012: Margaret Brown, in recognition of her significant impact on mathematics education within the UK
  • 2014: Sir John Holman, in recognition of his significant impact on science education within the UK


  1. ^ a b c d "Royal Society Kavli Medal and Lecture". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  2. ^ "Kavli Medal and Lecture". Royal Society. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kavli Medal and Lecture". Royal Society. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kavli Education Medal". Awards. Royal Society. Retrieved 29 May 2014.