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Professor Steve Mann awarded prestigious 2016 Royal Society Davy Medal

Professor Steve Mann

19 July 2016

Very many congratulations to Professor Steve Mann who has been honoured by the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to the field of chemistry.

Professor Steve Mann has been awarded the prestigious Davy Medal of the Royal Society for 2016 for ‘his distinguished and major contributions to the chemistry of bio-mineralization and for pioneering the bioinspired synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanostructures and hybrid nanoscale objects’.

Professor Mann said: "It is a great honour to be awarded the Royal Society Davy Medal. My deepest thanks go to my research group past and present, for their creativity and enthusiasm.  I am also indebted to many brilliant collaborators and mentors who without deliverables, milestones or impact statements have made profound contributions to the advancement and application of scientific knowledge throughout the world."

The Davy medal is named after Humphry Davy FRS, the chemist and inventor of the Davy Lamp, and was first awarded in 1877. The Davy Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the field of chemistry.

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