Rideal Lecture

The Rideal Lecture is named after Sir Eric Rideal, who was one of the founders of catalysis and gave his name to the Eley Rideal mechanism. He was also famous for his work at the Colloid Science Laboratory which he set up in Cambridge University in the 1930s. SCI’s Colloid and Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG) and RSC’s Colloid and Interface Science Group (CISG) invite nominations annually for the Rideal Lecture.

The application form needs to be completed by a proposer and seconder (who must be members of either the CISG or CSSG groups) nominating a worthy candidate. Nominations should be received no later than 1 March. The judging panel will meeting to discuss the nominations and will come to a decision in March/April. The successful candidate will be invited to present at the Rideal Award meeting which usually takes place in the following 12 months.

To allow you to prepare your responses prior to completing the online application form, you can download a sample application form here (copy and paste link into your web browser): http://www.soci.org/~/media/Files/Awards/Example_Rideal_nomination_form

If you need to exit the application part-way through completion and return to the form at a later date, please click on the ‘Exit Survey button’. Once you are in a position to revisit the application form, return to the computer which you used to start your application. Click on the hyperlink to the form (or cut and paste the URL into your web browser) and you will be taken to the page where you left off. Unfortunately, applications cannot be returned to once they have been submitted on the final page.