ICI David Brown Award 2023

This award was established in 2014 to honour Professor David Brown of University College Dublin in recognition of his enormous contribution to inorganic chemistry both nationally and internationally. Professor Brown, together with Professor Bill Davis (TCD) hosted the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) in UCD in 1974. With some funds remaining, Professor Brown set up what became known as the Greystones weekend meetings, which were held in the LaTouche Hotel in Greystones and later in a more formal setting, in Maynooth University, hosted by Dr Malachy McCann every three years until 2005. This was re-launched as a one day Inorganic Ireland Symposium and has been held approximately every two years since then. A highlight of this symposium is the presentation of the ICI David Brown award to a colleague who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry.

Following an open call for nominations and an independent review process for the ICI David Brown Award 2023, we are delighted to let you know that Professor Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, is this year’s recipient of this highly prestigious award. Professor Gunnlaugsson’s profile may be found here.  Our warmest congratulations to Professor Gunnlaugsson. Professor Gunnlaugsson will deliver his award lecture entitled ‘Tails of two endeavours! The application of lanthanides and Ru(II) in the formation of luminescent supramolecular systems’ during the Inorganic Ireland Symposium 2023 which is being in TCD on Friday, 19th May.