Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

RSC 2020 Corday-Morgan Prize for Professor Madhavi Krishnan

RSC 2020 Corday-Morgan Prize for Professor Madhavi Krishnan

Professor Madhavi Krishnan has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Corday-Morgan Prize for her invention of a "field free" trap for confining and manipulating a single colloidal particle or molecule, enabling accurate and precise measurements of molecular charge in aqueous solution. Not only does this new measurement technique open up hitherto unforeseen avenues in fundamental science, but it also has the potential to impact the diagnosis and detection of disease states. Madhavi's research group is pioneering the use of an "electrostatic fluidic trap" to realise new experiments in the spatial control, manipulation, and measurement of nanoscale matter in solution, focusing on biological molecules such as proteins and DNA. On receiving the prize, Madhavi said: "I feel extremely honoured at the decision of the Royal Society of Chemistry to recognise our work in the field of single molecule nanoscience, and am deeply grateful for the distinction. The award at this time is an extraordinary source of motivation and will propel us forward in our ongoing and future endeavours with even greater vigour." more........