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CCE Academic Wins Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Professor Andrew Mills from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has been awarded with the 2019 Materials for Industry - Derek Birchall Award, for creativity and excellence in the application of materials chemistry in industry.

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Professor Andrew Mills

Professor Andrew Mills, Chair of Materials Chemistry at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen's, has been awarded with the 2019 Materials for Industry - Derek Birchall Award Winner by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

The award, which is given to academics who have shown creativity and excellence in the application of materials chemistry in industry, was awarded to Professor Mills in recognition of his pioneering work on smart inks, pigments and extruded plastics technologies, which have widespread applications across many industrial sectors.

 

Receiving the award, Professor Mills said: "I am absolutely delighted and incredibly honoured to receive the 2019 RSC 'Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award'. Of course, my work on smart inks, pigments and plastics, would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of many and the funding by industry and the EPSRC; I am very much aware I have many people to thank. The field of simple, inexpensive, indicators is burgeoning and full of opportunities. I look forward to relating my experiences, and encouraging more to join it."

 

Professor Mills is CEO of the spin out company InkIntelligent, which develops next-generation inks for the testing of self-cleaning surfaces, has published over 306 papers, in addition to 14 patents, many of which have led to the development of commercial products and spin out companies.

 

More information on the prize awarded to Professor Mills can be found on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.