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Aston University's Professor Tom Mulvey Wins International Award

17 January 2002

Aston University's Professor Tom Mulvey Wins International Award

ASTON University's Professor Tom Mulvey is the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award for 2001 for Physical Sciences. The Award is given by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) for internationally recognised research accomplishments and distinguished contributions to microscopy.

Given annually since 1975 it is the highest honour bestowed by the Society and is accompanied by Honorary Membership.

The award was received on his behalf by Dr Patrick Echlin, recipient of the 2001 award for the Biological Sciences, at the MSA's 59th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Dr Echlin then presented Professor Mulvey with the MSA award at a Council Meeting of the Royal Microscopy Society (RMS) at Oxford University's Hertford College, close to the RMS headquarters.

Professor Mulvey said that he was very disappointed not to be able to go to Los Angeles to collect his award in person as he has lots of friends and colleagues out there. "But," he said, "the friendliness of the RMS Council and the traditional hospitality of the Oxford College served to ameliorate my disappointment at not being able to greet my long-standing American colleagues."

Professor Mulvey added that since his retirement 15 years ago it is thanks to Aston University that he was able to carry on with his research. "I'm very grateful that I was allowed to keep my room and have access to Aston University's excellent resources."

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