Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones is a winner in this year’s Chancellor’s Award. Guy received the Chancellor’s Award for Research in recognition of his major contributions to the University’s profile for research excellence and his impact on the prominence of chemistry at the University. In particular, for his pioneering applications of nuclear magnetic resonance and instrument development, and his industrial collaborations.
Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, outstanding contribution and showing great potential in early career teaching and/or research. All the winners were congratulated by the Chancellor, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and the Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Dame Sue Bruce, at a gala dinner held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
This award recognises and celebrates the many achievements arising from the hard work and dedication of an inspiring, talented and innovative group of PhD students, postdocs, and collaborators over the last decade. Much of this work has had industrial impact, but this aspect is 'silent' due to the commercial sensitivity of the processes involved - so it is particular pleasing that the award highlights the important contributions that academics in Chemistry can make to research and development.
The photo shows me with my NMR instrumentation. A key component of the research that the award acknowledges (“in recognition of your major contributions to the University’s profile for research excellence and your impact on the prominence of chemistry at the University. In particular your pioneering applications of nuclear magnetic resonance and instrument development, and your industrial collaborations”)
Photo credit: Anne Purkiss