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.
|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|
|2019||Prof Roel Dullens, University of Oxford|
|2020||Dr Jerry Heng, Imperial College London|
|2021||Prof. Matthew Gibson, University of Warwick|
|2022||Prof. Rachel Evans, University of Cambridge||2023||Prof. Jason Zhang, University of Birmingham|
You can become a member by joining one of the two groups:
SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG). http://www.soci.org/Membership-and-Networks/Technical-Groups/Colloid-and-Surface-Chemistry-Group
RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group (CISG). http://www.rsc.org/membership/networking/InterestGroups/colloidscience/
The former is open to SCI members only. The latter is open both to RSC members and associates AND to scientists and engineers who belong, either, to a chartered professional or learned body from outside the chemical sciences, or to another chemical society with whom the RSC has entered into an international partnership agreement approved by RSC Council. Non-RSC members of CISG pay RSC a small annual fee to cover administration and postage.
For information on how to become a member of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) or Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) please see the links below:
Non-members of RSC wishing to join CISG should contact the RSC Membership Dept. (contact details at http://www.rsc.org/Membership/join/admission/Contacts.asp), asking to join the Colloid & Interface Science Interest Group, only, and mentioning their own affiliation. The membership administration fee is £10 currently. In case of difficulty please contact a member of the Joint Committee.