Hevesy Medal Award
The George Hevesy Medal Award (HMA) is the premier international award of excellence in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry. It is awarded to an individual in recognition of excellence through outstanding, sustained career achievements in the fields of pure as well as applied nuclear and radiochemistry, particularly applications to nuclear analytical chemistry. Established originally in 1968 by the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC), the George Hevesy Medal Award has been given 19 times during 1968-86. This Award has been reactivated in 2000. It is sponsored by JRNC and adjudicated by the International Committee on Activation Analysis/Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (ICAA/MTAA). The Award has no monetary value. The George Hevesy Medal Award comprises an engraved bronze medal and an ornamental scroll.
The names (year) of the former awardees are:
- W. Wayne MEINKE (1968), Albert A. SMALES (1969), Ivan Pavlovich ALIMARIN (1970), Philippe ALBERT and Julien HOSTE (1972), Tibor BRAUN and Juraj TÖLGYESSY (1975), Francesco GIRARDI (1976), Saadia AMIEL and Richard E. WAINERDI (1977), Robert E. JERVIS (1978), Vincent P. GUINN (1979), William S. LYON and Max PEISACH (1981), Edward V. SAYRE and Garman HARBOTTLE (1983), Georges AMSEL (1984), Nobuo SUZUKI (1985), Emile A. SCHWEIKERT (1986), Frans DE CORTE (2000), Amares CHATT and Eiliv STEINNES (2001), Enrico SABBIONI (2002), Jeroen J.M. DE GOEIJ (2003), Attila VÉRTES (2004), Nicholas M. SPYROU, Gregory CHOPPIN, Zhifang CHAI (2005), Jan KUCERA (2006), Robert R. GREENBERG (2007), Syed M. QAIM (2008), Richard M. LINDSTROM (2009), Darleane C. HOFFMAN (2010), Peter BODE (2011), Boris F. MYASOEDOV (2012), and Rajmund S. DYBCZYŃSKI (2013), Heino NITSCHE, Susanta LAHIRI and Kattesh V. KATTI (2015), Tomoko M. NAKANISHI (2016), Pavel P. POVINEC (2017), Rolf L. ZEISLER (2018), Xiaolin HOU (2019), Stefaan POMMÉ (2020) and Vladimir KOLOTOV (2021).
The George Hevesy Medal Award 2022 will be presented at the opening session of the 19th Radiochemical Conference (RadChem 2022) on the 15th May 2022.
The Organising Committee of RadChem 2022 congratulates Univ-Prof. Dr. Frank ROESCH of the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, with his being selected to receive the Hevesy Medal Award 2022 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to radiochemistry, especially for developing the production methodologies of metallic radionuclides and their incorporation in novel molecules for theranostic applications in medicine. The full text of the respective Announcement can be found here.