SAA Board Member to Receive Two Prestigious Awards

The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
26 Jul 2009

It's been a great couple of years for Professor Tony Kinloch - Professor of Adhesion and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. It was in May 2007 that it was announced that he was awarded his fellowship of the Royal Society and now two futher honours have come his way. The first is again from the Royal Society and the second is from the French Adhesion Society.

On 13th July, The Royal Society, the UK's independent academy for science, announced the recipients of its 2009 Awards, Medals, Royal Medals and Lectures. The scientists receive their awards in recognition of their achievements in a wide variety of fields of research - the uniting factor is the excellence of their work and the profound implications their findings have had for others working in their relevant fields and wider society.

One of these awards is the Armourers & Brasiers' Prize and this is to be presented to Professor Tony Kinloch FREng FRS in recognition of his outstanding work in adhesion science and technology.

Further, on Friday 2nd October this year, Professor Tony Kinloch is to receive the Prix Dédale [Daedalus prize]. The Prix Dédale is awarded by la Section Française de l'Adhésion, Division de la Société Française du Vide 'to to a foreign dignitary' who is working in the field od adhesion. This year it will be presented to Tony at the 15th Journées d'Etude sur l'Adhésion [JADH 2009] in Presqu'île de Giens, France and in accepting he will present a paper entitled: 'The mechanics and mechanisms of the toughening of engineering adhesives'.

Recent recipints are:

Professor Richard A. Auhll: Professor and Dean of Engineering, University of California (2005)

Professor Hugh Brown: Professor of Coatings Technology, University of Wollongong (2002)