Chemistry academics honoured by Royal Society of Chemistry

31 May 2019

Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize while Professor Claire Carmalt (UCL Chemistry) has received the Applied Inorganic Chemistry Award.

Dr Powner was awarded the prize for his pioneering investigations into prebiotic synthesis which illuminate key conceptual steps in the origin of life. He and his team are seeking to explain the chemical origins of life by reconstructing the chemical pathways, physicochemical processes and reaction networks that could have given rise to life on the early Earth.

Professor Carmalt, was recognised for her outstanding contributions to the synthesis of inorganic CVD precursors for the development of superhydrophobic paint and non-slip flooring.

Read the UCL Press Release here