Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes
The Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes are annual prizes awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is a learned society in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences." It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new...

 to a British chemist who is under 32 years of age. They consists of 3 prizes, each of £5000 and a medal. They were begun in 2008 when two previous awards, the Meldola Medal and Prize and the Edward Harrison Memorial Prize
Edward Harrison Memorial Prize
The Edward Harrison Memorial Prize was awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry to a British chemist who was under 32 years, and working the fields of theoretical or physical chemistry...

, were joined together.

The prize is awarded for "the most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry and published results of those investigations".


  • Craig Banks, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Tomislav Friscic, Cambridge University
  • Dr. Philip Kukura, University of Oxford


  • Scott Dalgarno, Heriot Watt University
  • Andrew Goodwin, University of Oxford
  • Nathan S Lawrence, Schlumberger Cambridge Research

Previous winners of the Meldola Medal and Prize

The Meldola Medal and Prize commemorated Raphael Meldola
Raphael Meldola
Raphael Meldola FRS was a British chemist and entomologist. He was Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of London, 1912–5.- Life :...

, President of the Maccabaeans
The Maccabaeans is an Anglo-Jewish charity. Started in 1891, it is a friendly society, established in 1894, and registered on the 8th of May, 1901, under the Friendly Societies' Act, as amended 1896...

 and the Institute of Chemistry. The last winners of the prize in 2007 were Hon Lam from the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
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, and Rachel O'Reilly of the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world , and the seventh-oldest globally...


Previous winners of the Edward Harrison Memorial Prize

The Edward Harrison Memorial Prize commemorated the work of Edward Harrison
Edward Harrison (chemist)
Lt-Col Edward Frank Harrison C.M.G. was a British chemical scientist, credited with the invention of the first serviceable gas mask during World War I....

 who was credited with producing the first serviceable gas mask. The last winner of the prize was Katherine Holt of University College London
University College London
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