Sir Eric Rideal Award and Lecture
The Sir Eric Rideal Lecture is a late-career or “life-time achievement award”, which recognises and honours an individual who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK. Prior to its establishment by the Joint Colloids Group in 2006, it was known as the Founder’s Lecturer.
Sir Eric Rideal was one of the founders of catalysis and gave his name to the Eley Rideal mechanism. He is known for his work at the Colloid Science Laboratory, which he set up in Cambridge University in the 1930s. Follow this link for a full history of the RSC/SCI joint colloid group medals and the names behind it.
Eligibility: Authority in Colloid, Surface and Interface Science with a professional career of more than 30 years’ duration (after completion of postgraduate study). Candidates need not be UK-based necessarily, but they will have had sustained and significant connections with the UK colloid, interface and surface science community and a marked impact upon work in the UK.
Currently-serving members of the Joint Colloids Group Committee are not eligible for the award.
- Type of award: Lifetime/career achievement.
- Frequency: Annual.
- Deadline for nominations: 1st March (annually).
- Nominators: CSCG and CISG members.
- Contact: Awards Coordinator (see Contacts page)
- Further information can be found at this link.
- On-line nomination form can be found at this link.
|1970||Prof J H De Boer, Delft Technological University|
|1971||Dr B A Pethica, Unilever PSL|
|1972||M K Schwitzer|
|1973||Prof J T Davies, Birmingham University|
|1974||Prof D J Crisp|
|1975||Prof D D Eley, Nottingham University|
|1976||Sir Harry Melville, London University|
|1977||Dr A D Bangham, Cambridge University|
|1978||Dr D A Haydon, Cambridge University|
|1979||Dr J A Kitchener, Imperial College|
|1980||Prof R M Barrer, Imperial College|
|1981||Prof D Tabor, Cambridge University|
|1982||Prof K S W Sing, Brunel University|
|1983||Prof D H Everett, Bristol University|
|1984||Prof J Th G Overbeek, Utrecht University|
|1985||Prof R H Ottewill, Bristol University|
|1986||Prof Sir J M Thomas, Royal Institution, London|
|1987||Prof J Lyklema, Wageningen University|
|1988||Prof A I Bailey, Imperial College|
|1989||Prof J D Birchall, ICI|
|1990||Prof Sir Sam Edwards, Cambridge University|
|1991||Dr Th F Tadros, ICI/Zeneca|
|1992||Prof H Sonntag, Max Planck Institute, Berlin|
|1993||Prof B J Briscoe, Imperial College|
|1994||Prof B R Jennings, English China Clays|
|1995||Prof G J T Tiddy, UMIST|
|1996||Prof A M Cazabat, College de France, Paris|
|1997||Prof B Vincent, Bristol University|
|1998||Prof J Gregory, University College London|
|1999||Dr T D Blake, Kodak|
|2000||Prof D Tildesley, Unilever PSL|
|2001||Prof J Pethica, Oxford University|
|2002||Prof Helmut Möhwald, Max Planck Institute, Berlin|
|2003||Prof Brian H Robinson, East Anglia University|
|2004||Prof Terence Cosgrove, Bristol University|
|2005||Dr James Goodwin, Bristol University|
|2006||Prof Eric Dickinson, University of Leeds|
|2007||Alan Pitt, Kodak|
|2008||Prof Julian Eastoe, Bristol University|
|2009||Prof Richard Buscall, MSACT Research & Consulting|
|2010||Prof Thomas W Healy, University of Melbourne|
|2011||Dr Robert Thomas, University of Oxford|
|2012||Prof Geoff Maitland, Imperial College|
|2013||Prof Jeff Penfold, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory|
|2014||Prof Athene Donald, University of Cambridge|
|2015||Prof Paul Luckham, Imperial College, London|
|2017||Prof Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge|
|2019||Prof Peter Lovell, University of Manchester|