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Prizes and Awards

Lord Kelvin Medal for Prof. Polly Arnold

Professor Polly Arnold has been awarded the Lord Kelvin Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The award is a senior career prize. It is in recognition of Prof. Arnold's outstanding contribution to the field of synthetic chemistry through her world leading research on the lanthanide and actinide elements which has changed the way scientists think about these elements and particularly the behaviour of uranium's oxide dication which is a major component of nuclear waste.

Congratulations to Polly!

ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Polly Arnold who has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

The research programme, called f-ex  (f-block hydrocarbon interactions: exploration; exploitation), is for a five-year, 2.5M euro, blue-skies research project designed to explore subtle bonding interactions in f-block complexes to improve our fundamental understanding of their bonding and reactivity.