The Aston Medal was established by
the British Mass Spectrometry Society in 1987. As the Society's
prestigious scientific award, it is to be given to individuals deserving
special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions
to knowledge in the biological, chemical, engineering, mathematical,
medical, or physical sciences relating directly to mass spectrometry.
The British Mass Spectrometry Society established the BMSS Medal in 2002 at the 115th meeting of the BMSS committee. This very occasional award is established to recognise sustained contributions by individual members of the British Mass Spectrometry Society to the development of mass spectrometry, primarily within the UK. The awardee will be a product champion of mass spectrometry, developing student and individual education, increasing awareness of mass spectrometry and its utility in science, through long-term contributions to the BMSS and/or scientific literature and the representation of mass spectrometry within the wider scientific community.
Award of Life membership of the BMSS
Life membership of the British Mass Spectrometry Society is a prestigious
award given to members of the Society who have made a significant
contribution to the practice of mass spectrometry in the U.K. or,
perhaps more importantly in this case, to the Society itself.