Pilar Goya receives honour at RSC Summer Party

Jul 7, 2022

EuChemS Vice-President Pilar Goya Laza was awarded the designation of Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2020. During the 2022 Summer Party of the RSC, she was present to receive this honour, given in recognition of unique achievements ranging from public engagement to distinction in research.

The award was given to her by Gill Reid FRSC, who will soon follow Tom Welton as the president of the RSC.

Pilar was the first woman President of EuChemS (European Chemical Society) from 2018 to 2020, and she is the author of the popular books “What we know about Pain” and “The Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements”.

The prestigious RSC Summer Party event was held in London, at the Royal Academy of Arts. Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President was also invited.