The BSR Gold Medal is intended to recognise an outstanding and sustained contribution to rheology of a single individual.
The nominated candidate must fulfil the following criteria:
- The individual has made an outstanding and important scientific contribution to rheology that is recognised internationally and has withstood the test of time.
- The individual has strongly influenced the positive development of rheology within the UK (e.g. has spent a significant period working on rheology in the UK, is a prominent British scientist working internationally, has made a strong contribution to the work of BSR.)
The individual need not be a member of the BSR at the time of nomination.
No-one may receive the award more than once.
Current serving members of BSR Council are excluded, barring exceptional cases where a very long-serving member of Council may otherwise be permanently ineligible.
The recipient should give a Gold Medal Lecture at a BSR conference within one year of notification of winning the award. The winner will be presented with a Gold Medal along with expenses to attend the conference. The recipient should write a feature article for the BSR Bulletin and will receive Honorary Lifetime Membership of BSR. Notification of the recipient of the Gold Medal shall be made to national and international learned societies.
A nomination should be made by a member of the British Society of Rheology in good standing.
Nominations (up to two sides of A4 plus up to 10 key references) should detail how the candidate fulfils the nomination criteria outlined above, and must include:
- A summary of the candidate’s contribution to rheology, which should include reference to the significance of key publications, patents and research themes,
- At least one supporting letter that demonstrates the candidate’s work is internationally recognised (supporting letters may be appended in addition to the two-page limit, but appropriate brevity is welcome),
- A summary of how the candidate has influenced rheology in the UK,
- A 50-word citation that will be used in the event the candidate receives the award.
A full CV for the candidate is not necessary; it should be possible for the nominating person to proceed without help from the nominee. Inclusion of all information within a single PDF file would be appreciated.
Nominations can be made at any time and should be uploaded using the form below. The final decision is taken by the Council of the British Society of Rheology by vote and a Medallist must receive votes of at least 75% of Council.