May 08, 2012
Chemistry professor Richard Saykally has been awarded the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Lectureship Prize.
Saykally won the prize for his “development of powerful new spectroscopic technology and its application in pioneering studies of molecular ions, water clusters, liquid water and aqueous solutions and their surfaces.”
The prize itself consists of £5,000 and a medal which will be presented to Saykally at the RSC awards presentation evening on Nov. 9 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel, England.
The RSC is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.
Originally founded as the Chemical Society in 1841, the Royal Society of Chemistry today has a global membership of over 47,500 and the longest continuous tradition of any chemical society in the world.