19 Nov 2014
Each year, the SCI Colloids Group presents two colloids-related awards, the Rideal Lecture and the McBain Medal.
Please read on to find out more about the two awards and the process for making a nomination.
Rideal Lecture – distinguished career award
The Sir Eric Rideal (Founder's) Lecture recognises career-long distinguished contributions to colloid and interface science and to the furtherance of the discipline in the UK.
Nominations are now invited for this award. Proposers and seconders must be members of either the SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group or the RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group. There is no requirement for candidates to be members of either group. The deadline for nominations is 1 March 2015.
Nominees will either be based in the UK or they will have exerted a widely recognised influence on the UK colloid and interface science community in one way or another and be well known to it.
The winner will be announced in April 2015 and the Lecture will be given at a dedicated mini-symposium to be held in or near London in 2016.
Those intending to propose a candidate are encouraged to contact Dr Richard Buscall, the Award Coordinator, for guidance before submitting their nomination.
Further information and access to an online nomination form can be found by clicking on the link to the Rideal Lecture Nomination Form below.
McBain Medal & Lecture – for early career scientists
The McBain Medal is an early-career award for younger researchers working in colloid and interface science in the UK. The deadline for nominations has now passed. The name of the award winner will be announced in early 2015 and the McBain Lecture will be given at a symposium held in London in late 2015/early 2016.