The Power List 2020 – Small Molecules
Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham
Martyn Poliakoff is a chemist whose work focuses on fundamental chemistry and the development of environmentally friendly processes and materials. Throughout his career he has received several accolades including a CBE in 2008. In 2019, he won the James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public by the American Chemical Society. Poliakoff has also held senior positions within many organizations dedicated to chemical research. He was named both Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society in 2011, and held the position for 5 years. He was also appointed Honorary Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2018.