The McBain Medal
The McBain Medal is an annual award to honour an early career researcher or technologist who has made a meritorious contribution to colloid and interface science. The award is intended to recognise both achievement and evidence of future promise. It is named after James William McBain (more information). To be eligible, the candidate should be in the UK in the earlier stages of their career, typically within 15 years of attaining their doctorate (or equivalent degree), and will have advanced the science or technology of the field in a significant way. Follow this link for a full history of the RSC/SCI joint colloid group medals and the names behind it.
Eligibility: Significant contribution to Colloid and Interface Science within 15 years after completion of postgraduate study. Candidates will either be based in the UK, or will at least have carried out a substantial part of their research work there.
Currently-serving members of the Joint Colloids Group Committee are not eligible for the award.
- Type: Early Career.
- Frequency: Annual.
- Deadline for nominations: 15th November (annually).
- Nominators: CSCG and CISG members.
- Contact: Awards Coordinator (see Contacts page)
- Further information and a link to the on-line nomination form can be found at this link.
|2006||Dr Julie MacPherson, University of Warwick|
|2007||Prof Andrew Cooper, University of Liverpool|
|2008||Dr Fernando Bresme, Imperial College London|
|2009||Dr Peter Dowding, University of Leeds / Infineum|
|2010||Dr Alex Routh, University of Cambridge|
|2011||Prof Adam Lee, University of Cardiff|
|2012||Dr Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy, University of Reading|
|2013||Dr Oren Scherman, University of Cambridge|
|2014||Prof Rachel O’Reilly, University of Warwick|
|2015||Prof Giuseppe Battaglia, University College London|
|2016||Dr João Cabral, Imperial College London|
|2017||Dr Rico Tabor, Monash University|
|2018||Dr Valeria Garbin, Imperial College London|