RSC Dalton Horizon Prize Winners
02 Jul 2024



ISIS scientists Dr Ivan da Silva, Dr Pascal Manuel, and Dr Svemir Rudić were all part of a collaboration who received the Royal Society of Chemistry's prestigious Dalton Horizon Prize.




The RSC Horizon Prizes celebrate discoveries and innovations that push the boundaries of science. Specifically, the Dalton Prize recognises significant recent discoveries or advances made in the field of inorganic chemistry.

This year's award was presented to the Functional Framework Materials: Design and Characterisation Team - a collaboration involving researchers from ISIS, the University of Manchester, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Diamond Light Source, Berkeley Advanced Light Source, Peking University, Xiamen University and the University of Chicago.

The team was recognised for their ‘seminal contributions to in situ and operando characterisation of porous materials and catalysts for the binding, capture, and separation of fuels, hydrocarbons, and pollutants.’ Their work has been key in developing enhanced materials that can be integrated into daily life, while also addressing global climate and energy challenges. 

“In the years to come, our focus will shift toward scaling up the synthesis of these functional materials. This may involve exploring greener and more efficient synthesis routes. We aim to advance characterization techniques to enable in operando experiments under conditions that closely mimic real-world scenarios.”

– Ivan da Silva

Find out more about the team and their prize-winning research →

Contact: de Laune, Rosie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)