School of Chemistry prizes and awards

The School of Chemistry in Birmingham has always been at the forefront of research. Four of our alumni and staff have been recognised with Nobel Prizes  in Chemistry and Medicine. Most recently, in 2016 Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the fundamental discoveries of mechanical bonds being wielded to make molecular machines.

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Professor Jon Preece (right) awarding a gift to Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (left) in honour of his Nobel Prize award in 2016Professor Jon Preece (right) awarding a gift to Professor Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (left) in honour of his Nobel Prize award in 2016

Nobel Prize laureates

Prizes and awards

Professor Rachel O'Reilly 

  • 2020 – Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize
  • 2020 – Royal Society of Chemistry Polymer Chemistry lectureship award
  • 2019 – UK Finalist (Chemistry) in the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
  • 2018 – Industry-Academia Collaboration of the Year (with BP) from the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2018 – Journal of Polymer Science Innovation award2018 – Covestro Distinguished Lectureship from Texas A&M University

Professor Andrew Dove 

  • 2019 – MacroGroup UK Medal
  • 2018 – RSC Emerging Technologies Award
  • 2018 – RSC Norman Heatley Award

Dr Lucy Clark   

2020 - Lucy Clark has been awarded the 2020 Physical Crystallography Prize from the British Crystallographic Association/ IOP. It is awarded for the “best recently published work by a person in the early stages of their career, working in the field of Physical Crystallography, whose research is expected to make a significant impact in the field”.

Fellowships

  • Dr Andrew Jupp - Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) 2020 
  • Dr Joshua Makepeace - UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) 2019
  • Dr Sarah Pike - UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) 2019 
  • Dr Robert Neely - EPSRC healthcare challenge award 2016
  • Dr Ruchi Gupta - EPSRC healthcare challenge award 2016