The SCI Yorkshire and the Humber Group is delighted to announce the winners of its 2022 Awards. The awards will be presented at the SCI Y&H Group Annual Awards 2022 event which will take place on Wednesday 28 September from 15:00-18:00 at the University of York Department of Chemistry. The event will comprise 30-minute lectures by the award winners with the opportunity to ask questions, followed by a reception.
Prof Bernard (Bernie) Binks - R&D for Society Award
This award is presented to an individual or a team, for R&D carried out in the last ten years, which provides a potentially major benefit to society in the region. The technology should be at an early stage, and ready for commercialisation or implementation, for example as the basis for a spin-out company.
Prof Mojtaba Ghadiri - Chemistry for Industry Award
This award is presented to an individual for the successful application of chemistry to enable or support sustainable industrial development in the region. The definition of industry includes not only traditional chemical companies, but also industries such as coatings, crop protection, environmental services, food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and synthetic fibres.
Prof David K Smith - Science for Society Award
This award is presented to an individual for sustained, outstanding and influential contributions to the advancement of science education which provide a major benefit to society in Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond.
This awards event will bring together people from academia and industry who are involved in the innovation process and interested in the latest scientific and technological advances, with the award winners providing insight into their research and latest findings.
University of Hull
Prof Bernard (Bernie) Binks was appointed Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Hull in 2003. His research is primarily concerned with materials chemistry, with research interests in surfactants, foams, emulsions and colloidal particles at interfaces. He was the Director of the Surfactant and Colloid Group for 15 years, a leading UK research group in surface and colloid chemistry. A large proportion of Professor Binks' research funding comes from industry as his work is on the fundamental science underpinning the behaviour of many important formulations. He is a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
University of York
Dave Smith is Professor of Chemistry at University of York, where he carries out research into smart nanomaterials, publishing around 200 highly-cited papers. He is a passionate educator and in 2013, Dave received a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his influential chemical education work. He gives regular outreach lectures, and has spoken to ca. 50,000 UK school students. He has also developed his own YouTube chemistry channel, with over half a million views. Chemical and Engineering News named him as one of the Top 25 chemists to follow on Twitter – as @professor_dave he has over 25,000 followers. He is highly active in trying to diversify science and has written and lectured on the representation of LGBT+ scientists, and in 2017 was shortlisted for the Gay Times Barbara Burford Award for his activist work.
University of Leeds
Mojtaba is the Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds, with research activities focused on the link between bulk particulate solids behaviour and single particle properties with the aid of simulations by combined DEM and CFD. Application areas of interest are cohesive powder flow and fluidisation, size reduction and enlargement, environmental effects and electrical phenomena in particulate systems. Mojtaba is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Until July 2019 he was the consultant of the International Fine Particle Research Institute in the size reduction area
University of York
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