Congratulations to Liam Burt on being awarded the RACI Masson Memorial Medal. Liam is a Summer Scholar at the RSC.
This Award has been established as a memorial to the late Sir David Orme Masson, Founder of the RACI. The aim of the award is to assist a financial member of the RACI to proceed in further studies in chemistry, either as an Honours year, or in their first postgraduate year of study.
Liam Burt grew up in the seaside town of Penguin in North-West Tasmania. He completed his BSc (Chemistry & Physics) at the University of Tasmania in 2017. Along with several undergraduate research projects at his native university, he has engaged in two summer research programs with Professor Anthony Hill at the Australian National University in 2016-2018. He will undertake Honours in Chemistry at the University of Tasmania with Dr Alex Bissember beginning in 2018, focusing on the development of new visible light copper-photocatalysed reactions.