IOM3 Fellow recognised in Royal Society Awards

27 Aug 2019

Congratulations to Professor Nguyễn Thi Kim Thanh FIMMM, who was recently awarded the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2019 for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to support the promotion of women in STEM. 

Nguyễn Thi Kim Thanh is a Professor of Nanomaterials at University College London, UK, researching nanomaterials for biomolecular and biomedical sciences and nanotechnology.

'I have been privileged to follow my passion of doing scientific research with the help and support from my family and colleagues. I am very honoured to receive this prestigious award, and it would be a great joy to help and promote women in science, especially underprivileged girls. It is wonderful to spread Rosalind Franklin’s legacy to younger generations now and in years to come,' said Professor Nguyen.

The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA. Professor Nguyen will be awarded the medal and prize in October 2019. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

Professor Nguyen will be presenting the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin award lecture on 'Nanomaterials from Bench to Bedside' on 29 October 2019 at 6.30pm. For more information, visit