Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science and one of the founders of Paragraf, has been awarded the Queen’s Medal of the Royal Society. Each year three medals are awarded for the most important contributions to the advancement of “Natural Knowledge” in the physical and biological sciences and for distinguished contributions in the applied sciences.
Professor Humphreys was recognised for excelling in basic and applied science, university-industry collaboration, technology development and transfer, academic leadership, promotion of public understanding of science, and advising on science to public bodies.
Royal Medals are awarded on behalf of the Queen each year and have been issued annually since their creation by George IV in 1825. Sir Colin joins numerous renowned previous winners, including Sir Francis Crick, Paul Dirac, Humphry Davy, James Joule and Dorothy Hodgkin.