Sunderland chemistry professor honoured for work on radioactive contamination

Professor Stephen Liddle, from Sunderland, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Award winner for 2015.
Professor Stephen Liddle, from Sunderland, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Award winner for 2015.
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A SUNDERLAND-born chemist has been honoured for his work on radioactive contamination.

Professor Stephen Liddle is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Corday-Morga Award winner for 2015 in recognition of his research on uranium.

Professor Stephen Liddle, from Sunderland, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Award winner for 2015

Professor Stephen Liddle, from Sunderland, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Award winner for 2015

His work could inspire new approaches to cleaning up nuclear waste clean-up, according to the award’s judges.

Professor Liddle, based at Nottingham University, said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to win this prize, and the credit goes to the fantastically-talented students and post-docs in my team who have made our science a reality.”

He has already won several awards for his work, including the Royal Society of Chemistry radiochemistry group’s Bill Newton Award.

Royal Society chief executive Dr Robert Parker said: “It is always a pleasure to recognise excellence in the chemical sciences, and I am pleased to acknowledge the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners this year.

“Our winners are the very best in their fields and they can be very proud.”

Royal Society of chemistry chief executive Dr Robert Parker

“Our winners are the very best in their fields, and they can be very proud.”