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Melbourne chemistry professor wins Royal Medal

Andrew Holmes, a University of Melbourne chemistry professor, has been awarded the 2012 Royal Medal by the Royal Society in London. He is the only Australian in 10 years to receive the award, the university said.

Holmes was recognised for his contributions at the interface of the materials and biological sciences that will lead to outcomes that will benefit society, and played a pioneering role in the field of applied organic electronic materials, the university said in a statement on 10 July.

Three Royal Medals, also known as the Queen’s Medals, are awarded every year for contributions in the physical, biological and applied or interdisciplinary sciences.