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UK Catalysis Hub JMT catalysis medal

UK Catalysis Hub has launched a new medal honouring the achievements of Sir John Meurig Thomas, a distinguished professor in the field of catalysis. The JMT Medal will be awarded to a person of outstanding achievement in catalysis or a closely related field every year.

In addition, the winner of the medal will also be invited to deliver a lecture on catalysts as part of the UK  Catalysis Hub biannual conferences.

The medal will be awarded to Scientists working in the UK in all fields of Catalytic science and engineering. 

The medal will alternate between Scientists in the Early and Mid-career stage. The selection committee will consider the following aspects of all nominations as appropriate:

  • Collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of their research
  • Originality and Impact of research
  • Quality of publications and/or patents
  • Innovation

The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2017 and the 2017 JMT Medal will be awarded to an Mid Career scientist* ( 12 years + from start of PhD) in Catalysis.


 Nominations must include:

•             Citation (250 word maximum) statement of why the candidate should receive the award. This is the key document in the nomination and this information should be relevant to the achievements for which the award is being offered.

•             Biographical Sketch (250 word maximum); this provides background information on the nominee and summarizes past accomplishments.

•             Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages  - 1 page CV and 1 page publication highlights ).


Please note: Self nominations cannot be accepted

 Please send any nominations to josie.goodall@rc-harwell.ac.uk  Please use the subject: Nomination for JMT Medal

The JMT medal is generously sponsored by BP, JM, Dr Reddys, RSC Applied Catalysis Group, Givaudan and Sasol.


*Mid Career is defined as 12 or more years from the start of the PHD. When applying, the panel will consider time spent outside the research environment when assessing eligibility. Additionally, where applicants have taken formal periods of maternity, paternity, and adoptive leave as the primary carer (either the mother, father, partner or adopter), or extended sick leave, the Society will allow an additional six months for each period of leave when assessing eligibility. Each case will be considered individually and the employing institution may need to confirm that the applicant qualifies for this provision.”