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Thomas Graham Lecture

Thomas Graham

Established 2011

Thomas Graham was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1819 he became a student at the University of Glasgow and developed a strong interest in chemistry. He graduated in 1826, and later became a professor of chemistry. He worked at numerous colleges, including the Royal College of Science and Technology and the University of London.

In 1841 Graham founded the Chemical Society of London and in 1866, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was the last person to hold the position as the Master of the Mint, which was the position he held for 15 years until he died, aged 64, in 1869.

The Graham Lecture has been established to fill the gap between the McBain award for early career scientists and the Rideal Lecture, which is a “lifetime achievement” award. Typically, it will be awarded to those working in the UK who are in the prime of their research careers, have established an international reputation in colloid science, and have already made distinguished contributions to the field of colloid science.

Nominated by: Joint Colloids Group (SCI CSCG and RSC CISG)

Eligibility: Significant and sustained contributions to Colloid, Surface and Interface Science made while working in the UK. Completion of postgraduate study between 15 and 30 years prior to the time of the nomination.

Currently-serving members of the Joint Colloids Group Committee are not eligible for the award.

Presented at: Colloids UK meeting

Frequency: Biennial

Nomination Opens: 1 October 2019

Nomination Deadline: 1 March 2020

Selected by: Joint Colloids Group Committee

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