Dr Len Copping, Chairman of the Society of Chemical Industry’s Membership Affairs Committee and Honorary Secretary of SCI’s Board of Trustees presenting the award to Dr Gordon Armstrong, MSSI
The SCI 135th Annual General Meeting was held on July 6th at the SCI headquarters at Belgrave Square, London with in addition of 100 attendees from both industry and academia.
Dr. Gordon Armstrong, Scientific Support Officer at MSSI was presented with the SCI Distinguished Service Award at the AGM. Gordon joined SCI as a student and became actively involved in the Materials Chemistry Group and then Republic of Ireland Group in 2004-2005. He has served as honorary secretary of the Materials Chemistry Group, a founding member of the All-Ireland Group, and as chair of the All Ireland Group for 2013-2014.
Speaking at the AGM Gordon said "It’s been a pleasure to take part in organising the wide range of events and meetings organised by both groups – often collaborating with research centres, universities and other societies across Ireland and the UK on topics of common interest. Among these, I’m especially pleased that the Irish Adhesives, Surface Science and Composites meeting, first held in 2011, has grown both in participation and scope to become an ongoing fixture in the SCI calendar as the Irish Polymers and Materials Conference. Above all, I’ve enjoyed working closely with new colleagues throughout SCI, and making new friends along the way. SCI can be justly proud of the warm welcome it extends to its new members – long may this continue! I’m delighted to have been nominated for SCI’s Distinguished Service Award, and I look forward to continued interaction with colleagues and friends across the society in the future."