Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Bolte Award for Professor Graham Richards

Bolte Award for Professor Graham Richards

Professor Graham Richards is to receive the 2018 Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award. The award, sponsored by the Science History Institute in the US, was created in 2006 to recognise the outstanding contributions of leaders who provide products or services vital to the continuing growth and development of the chemical and molecular sciences community. It will be presented on 9th May, the Institute's annual Heritage Day that celebrates the achievements and promise of the sciences and technologies that shape material culture. Graham is Chairman of Oxford Drug Design and served as Oxford's first Chairman of Chemistry from 1996 to 2006. He pioneered the use of computer-aided molecular design and organised the Screensaver Lifesaver Project —the largest ever computational chemistry project that made use of idle time on over 3.5 million personal computers to screen billions of compounds in the search for drugs to treat cancer and protect against anthrax and smallpox. He cofounded Oxford University Innovation, which has generated over £2 billion for the University and helped to create many successful technology companies. more........