Clare Grey, who has full professorships in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University and at the University of Cambridge, was awarded the 2013 Günther Laukien Medal at the 54th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance conference in Asilomar, California. She was awarded for her innovative applications of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to energy storage systems, in particular to lithium batteries. Grey has to a large extent created, by her own contributions, a flourishing new field of NMR with a great potential for future beneficial discoveries and applications.
The Günther Laukien Prize was created to recognize the kind of pioneering work being done by Grey, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society. Each year the prize rewards innovation in the field of NMR, with the aim of encouraging a pioneering spirit in the community to drive research forward.