Roger Taylor Award

Established 2013

The British Carbon Group is pleased to announce The Roger Taylor 2017 Travel Award in memory of the distinguished scientist Professor Roger Taylor (1935 - 2006), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sussex. During his career, he published 350 scientific papers and six books and made a significant contribution to the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex and was the winner of the RSC Josef Loschmidt prize in 2002.

With the discovery of C60 and the other fullerenes, he was known for research related to the preparation and characterization of novel derivatives of fullerenes, especially those having fluorine, hydrogen, alkyl and aryl group addends; and time and again producing novel structures such as the holey fullerenes, saturnene, triumphene, functionalized dimers and the fullerene trannulenes.

The award is intended as a travel grant for students and early career researchers with up to ten years postdoctoral experience to attend an important international meeting for the advancement of fullerene and related science such as the functionalisation of carbon materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene. The award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Professor Taylor was a keen participant in Advanced Carbon Nanostructures, organised by the Ioffe Institute (formerly known as IWFAC, organised by Professor Vul and colleagues in St Petersburg); the award is thus to attend and present at this conference.

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

    Background
    • The award is international and consequently is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality. Anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held, is not eligible. It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents their paper either orally or as a poster. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.
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Timetable

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Additional Information

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