RSC Faraday Prize

29 October 2018

Professor Graham Hutchings FRS awarded with his RSC Faraday Lecture medal

The 2018 RSC Faraday Lectureship Prize winner, Prof Graham Hutchings, was today presented with his medal by Professor Claire Vallance, President of the Faraday Division during his presentation at the University of Birmingham, entitled "Catalysis by nanomaterials".  The Faraday Lectureship Prize is awarded for exceptional contributions to physical or theoretical chemistry.

Prof. Hutchings was awarded this prestigious prize for his seminal investigations of heterogeneous catalysis by gold and gold containing nanomaterials, an interest which started in 1981 during a secondment to AECI Ltd.

Prof. Hutchings said “I am deeply honoured to have the work on gold catalysis recognised with this award; it is a prize that has a great history dating back to 1869 and to be included amongst the long list of distinguished recipients is indeed wonderful. The replacement of mercury by gold as a catalyst for PVC manufacture will have immense benefits for society and I look forward to presenting the latest developments of gold catalysis during the lecture tour.”