The Gibson-Fawcett Award is awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry every two years to recognise outstanding work in the field of materials chemistry. In particular, the emphasis is on the originality and independence of the work carried out. The prize was established in 2008 and is awarded by the Materials Chemistry Division Awards Committee. It can only be given to researchers under age 40.
The award is named after Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett, eminent chemists who worked together with Anton Michels on the study of the role of high pressure in chemical reactions. This led to the discovery of polyethylene.
|2010||Simon Clarke||University of Oxford||Chemistry of non-oxide and mixed anion solids as new functional materials|
|2012||Andrew Fogg||University of Liverpool||Time resolved X-ray diffraction to study the synthesis of new materials|
|2014||Andrew Dove||University of Warwick||New biodegradable materials for drug delivery and regenerative surgery|
|2016||Rachel O'Reilly||University of Warwick||Polymer synthesis, nanostructures and enzyme mimetic constructs|
|2018||Silvia Vignolini||University of Cambridge||Bio-materials and bio-mimetic photonic nanostructures|
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