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.
- It is not the intention to give this award to members
on reaching retirement age on an automatic basis and indeed most members
of the Society will probably not satisfy the criteria.
- It is expected that no more than two life memberships
will be awarded in any year.
- It is expected that those receiving the award will continue
to maintain some involvement in the Society’s activities, e.g.
continued attendance at meetings.
Life membership means just that, membership of the Society for
the remainder of the member’s life. It does not include any
other Society benefits, such as attendance at meetings or reduced
subscription to journals, which would not also be free to other
members of the Society.
Potential life membership is therefore to be considered for members
of the Society reaching the end of their career in Mass Spectrometry
who have attained a respected position within the U.K. mass spectrometry
community. They should have been members of the Society for a significant
part of their career and have made notable contributions to the
Society. It is expected that such a person would have attended,
and made regular scientific contributions at meetings sponsored
by the Society throughout their career and have played a role in
the organisation and running of some of those meetings.
Awards of life membership are made at the annual general meeting
of the Society. Candidates for consideration as life members are
proposed by a member of the Society and supported by at least two
others. Each application is considered by the Advisory Board and
Officers of the Society. Any award of life membership will be made
at the annual general meeting of the Society.
BMSS Life Members as of September 2015
Professor Michael Baldwin
Professor John Beynon - deceased
Dr John Chapman - deceased
Dr Eddie Clayton
Professor Graham Cooks
Dr Frank Cottee
Dr Stanley Evans
Professor Dai E Games
Mr Brian N Green
Dr Neville Haskins
Professor John L Holmes
Professor Ed Houghton
Professor Keith Jennings
Professor Tony Mallet
Professor John J Monaghan
Professor Nico M M Nibbering - deceased
Mr Patrick Powers
Professor John F J Todd
Professor Henry W Wilson
Professor Frank Pullen