The George Hevesy Medal Award is the premier international award of excellence in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry. It is named after George de HEVESY (1885-1966) who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes.

The George Hevesy Medal is awarded to an individual in recognition of excellence through outstanding, sustained career achievements in the fields of pure as well as applied nuclear and radiochemistry, in particular applications to nuclear analytical chemistry.
Established originally in 1968 by Professor Tibor BRAUN, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC), the Hevesy Medal Award was given 19 times during 1968-86. This Award was reactivated in 2000 by Professors BRAUN and CHATT. It is sponsored by JRNC and administered as well as adjudicated by the JRNC Board of the Hevesy Award.
The Award has no monetary value. The George Hevesy Medal Award comprises an engraved bronze medal in a presentation case and an ornamental scroll, which are presented at a major international radiochemical conference being held in the year of the award.


List of Hevesy Medal Award Recipients (1968-2019):
1968   W. Wayne MEINKE
1969   Albert A. SMALES
1970   Ivan Pavlovich ALIMARIN
1972   Philippe ALBERT and Julien HOSTE
1975   Tibor BRAUN and Juraj TÖLGYESSY
1976   Francesco GIRARDI
1977   Saadia AMIEL and Richard E. WAINERDI
1978   Robert E. JERVIS
1979   Vincent P. GUINN
1981   William S. LYON and Max PEISACH
1983   Edward V. SAYRE and Garman HARBOTTLE
1984   Georges AMSEL
1985   Nobuo SUZUKI
1986   Emile A. SCHWEIKERT
2000   Frans DE CORTE
2001   Amares CHATT and Eiliv STEINNES
2002   Enrico SABBIONI
2003   Jeroen J.M. DE GOEIJ
2004   Attila VÉRTES
2005   Zhifang CHAI, Gregory CHOPPIN, and Nicholas M. SPYROU
2006   Jan KUČERA
2007   Robert R. GREENBERG
2008   Syed M. QAIM
2009   Richard M. LINDSTROM
2010   Darleane C. HOFFMAN
2011   Peter BODE
2012   Boris F. MYASOEDOV
2013   Rajmund S. DYBCZYŃSKI
2014   Heino NITSCHE
2015   Kattesh V. KATTI and Susanta LAHIRI
2016   Tomoko M. NAKANISHI
2017   Pavel P. POVINEC
2018   Rolf L. ZEISLER
2019   Xiaolin HOU
Photo of Hevesy medal recipients of different years participated at MTAA-13