2017 Dillwyn medal for STEMM

The Dillwyn medal for STEMM was awarded to Dr Rachel Evans, a lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. The new photoactive materials designed in her laboratory are used to improve the efficiency of solar cells, to develop smart sensing platforms for bio-diagnostics and to ensure food security, and to develop responsive membranes to improve water quality and remove pollutants, delivering positive benefits to society through technological advances.