Leighton Memorial Medal


Awarded in recognition of eminent services to chemistry in Australia in the broadest sense. Commemorates the distinguished career of A E Leighton. The Leighton Memorial Medal commemorates the distinguished career of A E Leighton.


The Award was established in 1965 through the generosity of his daughter, Miss Anne Leighton. It is the RACI's most prestigious medal. AE Leighton CMG, FRIC, FRACI MIChemE, died in 1961 after a distinguished career as a chemist, technologist and administrator, in which he had served Australia's interests in both war and peace.

He was a staunch supporter of the RACI and during his frequent visits to England in the early years of the RACI, carried out an enormous amount of work to secure the RACI's Royal Charter. He was in the first group of Fellows elected (June 1920), served as Victorian Branch President in 1920-22 and was President of the RACI in 1952-53.

The Leighton Medal, designed by the internationally famous medallionist Andor Meszaros, is of sterling silver showing a profile of Leighton on the obverse, and a design symbolising chemical industry on the reverse.

The Leighton Medal is awarded in recognition of eminent services to chemistry in Australia in the broadest sense. Candidates may apply or be nominated. The candidate must be a MRACI CChem with a minimum membership of 5 years.


Nominations


Nominations open 1 April and close mid June each year. The nomination document requirement is a current CV, a summary/synopsis of research papers and four referee email and telephone contacts.

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board. The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.

 

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Awardees


2019
Leo Radom AC
2018
Curt Wentrup
2017
Mark Humphrey
2016
M Buntine
2015
I Rae
 
      2014
      R.O. (Bob) Watts
      2013
      M Crossley
      2012
      M Hearn
      2011
      M Garson
      2010
      L Field


2019 WINNER

Bernard Flynn

Bernard Flynn

Associate Professor

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