Mechanical Engineering


Professor Mohan Edirisinghe wins Royal Society Medal for his seminal research

30 August 2023

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe has been awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society for his vital biomaterials research.

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The Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture is given for outstanding contributions to engineering. Professor Mohan Edirisinghe OBE FREng, who is the Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials at UCL Mechanical Engineering and leads the Biomaterials Processing Lab, received the award for his seminal research in making small structures from soft matter in novel scalable ways, creating new frontiers in functional applications causing major advances in manufacturing and healthcare.

On receiving this prestigious award, Professor Edirisinghe said:

“I am delighted and feel rewarded for two decades of sustained seminal research on making small structures from soft matter, creating a huge impact on functional applications, especially healthcare. The Royal Society is the pinnacle of international science, and it is very satisfying that I have been chosen to receive this prize.”

Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society, said: “On behalf of the Royal Society, I offer my congratulations to all the 2023 recipients of Medals and Awards. The breadth and scope of scientific knowledge and experience reflected in this year’s nominations is nothing short of phenomenal. I am very proud to celebrate such outstanding scientific contributions from so many different specialisms around the world.”

The Royal Society announces winners each summer and celebrates the recipients throughout the year. Professor Edirisinghe is among three UCL Professors who have been awarded prestigious Royal Society Medals.