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The biennial Sir George Stokes Award is given to a leading analytical scientist awarded for translating research in biomolecular engineering and nanotechnology into new analytical devices and reagents to improve human and animal health.
Tony Cass attended Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School for Boys in Rochester Kent before graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of York. After working for a year as a laboratory technician he joined the group of Professor Allen Hill FRS in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory in Oxford and was a Hastings Senior Scholar at Queen's College Oxford. After a post-doctoral research assistantship with Allen Hill he was then awarded a BP Junior Research Fellowship at St Hugh's College, Oxford. During his time in Oxford his research with Allen Hill and colleagues led to the development of the first electronic blood glucose sensor an achievement recognised by the award of the Mullard Medal of the Royal Society (jointly with Allen and Dr Monika Green) and a Chemical Landmark Award of the RSC (with Allen and Dr Graham Davis).
Tony then moved to Imperial College London as a lecturer in a newly established Centre for Biotechnology and was subsequently appointed to a chair in Chemical Biology in the Department of Biochemistry before becoming Deputy Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London working closely with its founding director, Professor Chris Toumazou FRS FREng. During this time, he also founded Bionano Consulting Ltd. with Professor Gabriel Aeppli FRS. Tony then moved to the Chemistry Department where his research continues in collaboration with colleagues in the faculties of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. Tony is married, with 3 sons, to Dr Pam Ganju, a pharma industry executive.
2015 - Sergei Kazarian
2013 – Richard P Van Duyne
2011 – Richard Compton
2009 – Robin Clark
2007 - Ken Suslick
2005 - Sir John Meurig Thomas
2003 - No award
2001 - Karl H Norris
1999 - Sir Alec J Jeffreys