Hurter Memorial Lecture

Established 1898

The first Hurter Memorial Lecture was given by Professor George Lunge of Zurich, a close friend and collaborator of Hurter. Fourteen years later it was given by Fritz Haber, inventor of the Haber-Bosch process. Another early Hurter Lecturer was Sir Oliver Lodge, famous for being both a physicist, and a spiritualist, both very much in the public eye. When the Lecture celebrated its centenary in 1998, staff from BASF Plc, AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, amongst many others, joined civic leaders and senior academics at Liverpool University. Read more on Ferdinand Hurter.

Award Information

Medal History

The Beilby Medal and Prize was established in 1930 in honour of Sir George Beilby. Sir Beilby's long and remarkable career as scientist and industrialist was marked by an enduring interest in the twin concerns of fuel economy and smoke abatement. His dedication and energetic research had great significance for the fuel and metal industries, and produced far-reaching advantages for society. He was SCI World President in 1898 and contributed greatly to SCI's growth in Scotland. A Beilby Memorial Fund to reward exceptional research was raised in his honour by subscription.

Lecture Details

2021: The winner receives £1000 along with a medal and certificate. The 2021 Beilby Medal and Prize is being administered by the RSC and details about the lecture will be published in due course.

2020: Professor Xuan was presented with his prize at the Beilby Medal and Lecture 2020 event on 2 December, where he also gave a talk entitled ‘Tailoring Future Renewable Fuel Systems for Net Zero UK’.

Partners

The Beilby Medal and Prize is administered in rotation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the Royal Society of Chemistry, and SCI.

2020 Recipient - Prof Jin Xuan

The 2020 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Jin Xuan for his work on reaction and thermofluids engineering, the aim being to achieve clean growth, sustainable development and industrial decarbonisation.

Professor Jin Xuan is based at the UK’s Loughborough University, Department of Chemical Engineering. Read more here.

2017 Recipient - Prof Ken Tye Yong

The 2017 Beilby Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Ken Tye Yong. who has made significant advances related to the integration of nanotechnology with medical imaging and gene therapy.

Associate Professor Yong is based at Nanyang Technological University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore. Read more about Prof Yong and his research here.

Eligibility Criteria

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Timetable

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Additional Information

Beilby Medal and Prize flyer 2017
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George Bessey Award

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