Sir Martyn Poliakoff

Professor Martyn Poliakoff, from our Periodic Videos series, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List.

The UK Government's citation for Sir Martyn says: 

"Professor Poliakoff is an inorganic chemist, whose work has been taken up by industry, notably in the construction of the world’s first multi-reaction supercritical fluid plant. He is a global leader in the field of green and sustainable chemistry and his work in engaging the public with chemistry has been recognised internationally, including through the Periodic Table of Videos on YouTube. As Vice-President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, he is a key ambassador for the UK scientific community."

Here's our YouTube video on the news...

And here's a BBC news report on the announcement.