Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff
Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff is a world leader in the field of green chemistry and is a Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on the applications of supercritical fluids. He is widely recognised from his popular science project – The Periodic Table of Videos. e received a knighthood in 2015, which was a result of the culmination of his pursuit of excellence in research, his service as an ambassador for UK science and his public outreach work.
His contributions have enabled the development of supercritical carbon dioxide and water solvent systems to replace traditional organic solvents. He was Foreign Secretary and Vice-president of the Royal Society from 2011-2016. He is an Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He has received; the Meldola Medal, the Lord Lewis Prize and the Nyholm Prize for Education. He was Foreign Secretary and Vice-president of the Royal Society from 2011 to 2016. He was elected as a; Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the Academia Europaea and an Associate Fellow of TWAS, the World Academy of Science. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University.