She was awarded the Griffith Medal and Prize 2021 by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for her notable contribution to the field.
Professor Madga Titirici, Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperiall College London, has been named by the IOM3 as the Griffith Medal and Prize winner 2021 in recognition of her distinguished work in the field of materials science.
"I am extremely honoured to receive the Griffith Medal and Prize from the IoM, especially when looking at the list of past winners - researchers I admire a lot for their scientific outputs." Professor Magda Titirici Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials, Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Titirici’s award highlights her international recognition in the field of sustainable energy materials, based on her ground-breaking scientific discoveries in sustainable materials energy storage and conversion technologies. To date she has 250 publications with over 25,000 citations, and she has been part of the Clarviate 1% top cited global researchers over the past 4 years.
The judging panel also noted her passion for educating younger sustainable materials scientists of the future and for outreach activities, including her involvement in the ‘I Can Be’ charity which inspires young girls from under-privileged backgrounds to pursue science and engineering.
Professor Titirici said: "I am extremely honoured to receive the Griffith Medal and Prize from the IoM, especially when looking at the list of past winners - researchers I admire a lot for their scientific outputs.
"This award is a recognition of collective research efforts from my past and current research group members and my amazing collaborators in advancing research in sustainable materials and energy and in creating a more diverse and inclusive research environment in which everyone can thrive."
IOM3 President, Neil Glover CEng FIMMM, said: "Once again this year’s awards recognise outstanding contribution and achievement across the full range of IOM3 interests and membership. 2021 winners have all demonstrated exceptional commitment and excellence in their fields and showcase the breadth of relevance of materials, minerals, and mining in today’s world. I send my sincere congratulations to all the winners and look forward to the presentation event, which is always a highlight of our annual calendar."
The Griffith Medal was created to honour A. A. Griffith CBE FRS, known as the ‘father of fracture mechanics’ and the inventor of technologies including the axial aero engine, the bypass engine and the jet-lift for vertical take-off and landing, among others.
The full list of award winners can be viewed on the IOM3 website.
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