Marlow Award

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The Marlow Medal and Prize is an early-career award in physical chemistry given by the Royal Society of Chemistry. One or two prizewinners each year, who must be junior researchers under 35 or within 10 years of completing their doctorate, receive £2000 and hold lectures at universities in the UK. The award was established in 1957 and commemorates the chemist George Stanley Withers Marlow (1889–1948). [1]


Award winners are also entitled to £3000 in travel expenses to give a lecture tour in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore or Malaysia. This lecture series, instituted in 1981, is named for Robert Anthony Robinson (1903–1979).


2019Samuel Stranks, University of Cambridge. [2]
2018 Artem Bakulin  [ Wikidata ] [3]
2017 Steven F. Lee  [ Wikidata ]
2016 Józef Lewandowski
2015 Philipp Kukura, Flemming Hansen
2014 Cinzia Casiraghi
2013 Andrew Goodwin
2012 Robert Best  [ Wikidata ]
2011 Sharon Ashbrook
2010 Angelos Michaelides  [ Wikidata ]
2008 Stefan Willitsch  [ Wikidata ]
2007 Alessandro Troisi  [ Wikidata ]
2006 Frederick R. Manby  [ Wikidata ]
2005 Julie V. Macpherson
2004 Jonathan Reid  [ Wikidata ]
2003 Darren J. Caruana
2002 Jonathan W. Essex  [ Wikidata ]
2001 Helen H. Fielding
2000 Jonathan A. Jones
1999 Andrew Orr-Ewing
1998 Stephen D. Price  [ Wikidata ]
1997 Patrick Unwin  [ Wikidata ]
1996 Kenneth David Maclean Harris  [ Wikidata ]
1995 David E. Manolopoulos  [ Wikidata ]
1994 Peter J. Knowles  [ Wikidata ]
1993 George S. Attard
1992not awarded
1991 Stephen Keith Scott  [ Wikidata ]
1990 David Logan
1989 James Edward Baggott
1988 Steven J. Sibener
1987 Michael Ashfold
1986 David Clary
1985 Dominic Tildesley
1984 Neville V. Richardson
1983 David W. Oxtoby
1981 Godfrey S. Beddard, Graham Richard Fleming
1980 John Paul Maier  [ Wikidata ]
1979 Thomas F. George
1978 R. Guy Woolley
1977 Jonathan N. L. Connor  [ Wikidata ]
1976 James Joseph Burton  [ Wikidata ]
1975 Geoffrey Duxbury
1974 Roger Grice  [ Wikidata ]
1973 Karl F. Freed
1972 Graham Richards
1971 Geoffrey Luckhurst  [ Wikidata ]
1970 Michael Arthur Alderson Clyne
1969 John Michael White
1968 Michael Anthony Atherton
1967 C. N. Ramachandra Rao
1966 Alan Carrington
1965 Alastair M. North
1963 Stuart A. Rice
1962 John C. Polanyi
1961 John Stanley Griffith
1959 Peter Gray
1958 John Pople
1957   John Shipley Rowlinson

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  1. "RSC Marlow Award". Royal Society of Chemistry . Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. "2019 Marlow award winner". Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. "Prizes and awards 2018". Retrieved 8 May 2018.