Best wishes to SSPC investigator Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, on receiving the ICI David Brown Award, recognising his outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry both nationally and internationally. Professor Gunnlaugsson delivered 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 today.
Thorri has been named the 2nd ranked top scientist in Ireland in the field of Chemistry in a recent research.com ratings. The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected in 2022.
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.