The Bruno Breyer Memorial Medallist 1976
Mr Conference Chairman, Delegates and Guests of The Fourth Australian Electrochemistry Conference: We now have reached the most auspicious moment of the Conference. The Bruno Breyer Memorial Medal is an award of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute through its Electrochemistry Division. The bronze medal carries the likeness of Bruno Breyer on the obverse and the recipient’s name on the reverse, and is awarded by the Division to a distinguished man or woman of electrochemistry in commemoration of Australia’s own most distinguished electrochemist, Bruno Breyer, who died in 1967. There have been two previous recipients of the medal, Professor Graham Hills in 1968 and Professor John Bockris in 1972. The third recipient is with us this evening and will shortly be receiving the medal from my hands. He is Mr. Francis Bacon, the originator and developer of the successful hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell that bears his name.