Professor Jason Reese has been awarded the 2015 Lord Kelvin Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his "outstanding contribution to the field of Engineering both within the UK and internationally and for [his] commitment to the public engagement of science".
Professor Reese is the Regius Professor of Engineering, and Director of Research in the School of Engineering.
The Lord Kelvin Medal is the Senior Prize of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Physical, Engineering and Informatics Sciences. It is awarded annually to a person who has achieved distinction nationally and internationally, and who has contributed to wider society by the accessible dissemination of research and scholarship. Winners receive a silver medal and are required to deliver a public lecture in Scotland.
The award is named after William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), who was a famous mathematical physicist and engineer, and Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. Senior Prize-winners are required to have a Scottish connection but can be based anywhere in the world.
As part of the award, Professor Reese will be giving a public lecture about his research in molecular and multiscale engineering at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in April 2016.