Professor Steve Rannard awarded Macro Group UK Medal

Professor Steve Rannard, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Macro Group UK Medal in recognition of his significant and substantial contribution to the development of polymer science, and for his services to the UK polymer science community.

Professor Rannard will be awarded a silver Medal at a special session of the IUPAC World Polymer Congress in March where he will also deliver his award lecture.

The Macro Group UK is a joint interest group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry, representing the interests of UK polymer scientists at national and international levels.

This is Professor Rannard’s second medal from the Macro Group UK as he was the first recipient of the Macro Group Young Researcher of the Year Medal in 1997. He has had a long career in the field of polymer science, including cofounding spin-out companies, and is the only researcher to have been awarded these medals for work conducted in both industry and academia.

His research group at the University focuses on polymeric materials and healthcare technologies and his recent research has led to a new synthetic strategy for branched polymers that is creating entirely new polymers with broad ranging potential applications. Read more