Royal Society of Chemistry Presents Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize to Liverpool University Scientist Professor Anna Slater

Royal Society of Chemistry Presents Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize to Liverpool University Scientist Professor Anna Slater

(IN BRIEF) Professor Anna Slater from Liverpool University has been awarded the prestigious Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The prize recognizes her outstanding research and innovation in developing tools, particularly flow chemistry processes, to control the formation of supramolecular materials. Professor Slater’s work aims to accelerate the discovery of sustainable materials and improve the efficiency, reliability, and scalability of chemical processes. Her achievement places her among esteemed recipients who have previously received Nobel Prizes for their contributions.

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 13-Jun-2023 — /EuropaWire/ —  University of Liverpool, a public research university, announces that the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has bestowed the esteemed Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize upon Professor Anna Slater, a Royal Society University Research Fellow affiliated with Liverpool University’s Department of Chemistry. This prestigious award recognizes Professor Slater’s exceptional research and innovative contributions.

Professor Slater has been honored with the prize for her groundbreaking work in developing innovative tools, specifically flow chemistry processes, that enable precise control over the formation of supramolecular materials. Her remarkable achievements place her among the illustrious ranks of past winners within the RSC’s extensive prize portfolio, with 60 recipients having subsequently received Nobel Prizes for their pioneering endeavors.

Professor Slater said: “I am honoured to be awarded the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize. I am so proud of our team and all their efforts; this is a recognition of their work, especially given the challenges of the last few years. I am also very grateful to the many people who’ve supported us – interdisciplinary, collaborative, supportive teams are so important for science.”

At Liverpool University, Professor Slater’s research group focuses on advancing techniques, including flow chemistry, to expedite the discovery of new sustainable materials. By enhancing the efficiency, reliability, sustainability, and scalability of chemical reaction processes, her team significantly reduces the time required to transition materials from laboratory settings to practical applications. Moreover, through collaborations with industry partners, they leverage these techniques to optimize existing processes, with the ultimate goals of reducing waste, energy consumption, and enhancing overall efficiency.

Dr Helen Pain, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “The chemical sciences are at the forefront of tackling a range of challenges facing our world. From fundamental chemistry to cutting-edge innovations, the work that chemical scientists do has an important role to play in building our future.

“The RSC’s prizes programme enables us to reflect on and celebrate the incredible individuals and teams whose brilliance enriches our knowledge, advances our understanding, and brings new ideas and technologies that benefit society as a whole. We’re very proud to recognise the contributions of our winners today.”

To find out more about Professor Slater’s research, visit this webpage.

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SOURCE: University of Liverpool


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