Royal Society of Chemistry Honors Mark Grinstaff

Chemist, biomedical engineer, and prolific inventor wins Centenary Prize from prestigious UK organization

By Andrew Thurston

Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE, MED). Photo by Cydney Scott

Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE, MED) won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize in “recognition of brilliance in research and innovation.” A world-renowned researcher and inventor, Grinstaff is the University’s inaugural Distinguished Professor of Translational Research.

Founded in 1841, the United Kingdom–based Royal Society of Chemistry was first granted a charter by Queen Victoria and now has 54,000 global members and a nonprofit publishing arm—it says past award winners have gone on to win 60 Nobel Prizes. The Centenary Prize is given to “outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas,” according to its website. As part of the award, Grinstaff and two other winners will travel to the British Isles to give a series of lectures.

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