2015 Macro Group UK Medal

The Macro Group UK Medal is awarded annually to a UK based scientist who has made a significant and substantial contribution to the development of polymer science through his/her scientific achievements and/or services to the UK polymer science community.
dave-adamsThis year the award has been made to Professor Dave Adams (Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool).
Professor Adams received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of York. Before moving back into academia in 2008, Dave has worked for four years at Unilever, investigating peptides and polymer/peptide conjugates. His current research interests focus in areas such as supramolecular polymers and polymer nanostructures or materials for strategically important gas storage and carbon capture. He has published more than 150 papers featured in journals such as Nature Communications, Nature Chemistry, Nature Materials and JACS. Recent highlights have included spatially resolved multicomponent supramolecular polymers, photocatalytic generation of H2 from water using polymer catalysts and self-sorted supramolecular gels.