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Awards for Professor Jan Verlet and Professor Jonathan Steed

(11 June 2021)

Professor Jan Verlet and Professor Jonathan Steed from our Department of Chemistry have been awarded prestigious prizes from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Jan Verlet won the Corday-Morgan Prize for his his work on electron-molecule reactions and Professor Jonathan Steed was awarded the Tilden prize for his discovery of special gels as substances for creating new types of crystalline drugs for use in medicines.

The Royal Society of Chemistry awards are considered highly prestigious and recognise outstanding achievement by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences.

The Royal Society of Chemistry prize winners are highly accomplished experts in chemical sciences, as over 50 past prize winners have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their revolutionary work.

Dr Helen Pain, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has highly praised the work of Prof Verlet and Prof Steed and their contribution towards chemical sciences.


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