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Three York Chemists win RSC prizes

Posted on 11 May 2012

Professor David Smith, Professor Ally Lewis and Professor Richard Taylor have all been awarded Royal Society of Chemistry prizes.

photo of Dave Smith

Professor Dave Smith has been awarded the 2012 Corday-Morgan Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  The Corday-Morgan Prizes are awarded for the most meritorious contributions to chemistry and are the highest honour the RSC can bestow on a mid-career (around 40) chemist.  Winners receive £5000, a medal and a certificate and get to deliver a lecture at up to four venues within the UK over the period October 2012 to May 2013.

Dave is the first British Chemist to receive both the RSC Corday-Morgan prize for research and the main RSC Teaching Award.


Alistair Lewis

Professor Ally Lewis has won the prestigious John Jeyes Award for chemistry in relation to the Environment, Sustainability and Energy. There is a lectureship associated with the Award to be given at four UK universities.  The Award itself consists of £2000 and a medal to be presented at a symposium arranged around one of the lectures.


Richard Taylor

Professor Richard Taylor has been awarded the 2012 RSC Natural Product Chemistry Award (for continued creative and imaginative contributions to the synthesis of natural products).  There is a lectureship associated with the Award to be given at four UK universities.  The Award itself consists of £2000 and a medal to be presented at a symposium arranged around one of the lectures.