Royal chemistry prize for North Somerset scientist

PUBLISHED: 19:02 09 May 2018

Jonathan Clayden wins £5,000 and a medal for his work.

Jonathan Clayden wins £5,000 and a medal for his work.


A scientist living in Claverham has won a Royal Society prize for chemistry.

Professor Jonathan Clayden, who works at the University of Bristol, is the Tilden Prize winner for 2018.

He received the award – along with £5,000 and a medal – for his study of molecules.

He said: “I was delighted to receive the Tilden award, which recognises the success of synthetic chemistry in building, simply and efficiently, carefully designed molecular devices to complement those found in nature.

“The award of course also recognises the creativity and hard work of my research group in these recent years.”

Dr Robert Parker, chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry said: “The chemical sciences are vital for the wellbeing of our world and chemical scientists help to change people’s lives for the better.

“That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate the innovation and expertise of our community through our prizes and awards.”

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