The NSSA Sustained Research Prize
The most recent deadline for nominations was December 1, 2015.
Selection committee chair: Jeff Lynn (NIST) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Prize Selection Committee 2016
Chair: Jeff Lynn (NIST)
Nitash Balsara (University of California, Berkeley)
Ram Seshadri (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Paolo Radaelli (University of Oxford)
Flora Meilleur (NC State University)
To recognize a sustained contribution to a scientific subfield, or subfields, using neutron scattering techniques, or a sustained contribution to the development of neutron scattering techniques. In either case, the primary consideration shall be an enduring impact on science. Preference shall be given to applicants whose work was carried out predominantly in North America.
The prize consists of $2,500, a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient and a travel allowance to attend the corresponding NSSA sponsored American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS) at which the prize is awarded. The recipient will have an invited talk at the corresponding ACNS.
The deadline for nominations will be approximately 6 months prior to the ACNS. (The meetings are usually in June, so the nomination deadline would then be December of the previous year – current deadline is Dec. 1, 2015.)
- A letter of nomination, not to exceed 1000 words, defining the major scientific accomplishments that merit the award. The nomination should stress the impact on the science subfields that the group or researcher has made with their neutron scattering results.
- The nominee’s CV clearly identifying the published work that relates to the award nomination. Do not include reprints unless they are not readily available electronically.
- Up to two additional letters of support.
Email the nomination package in PDF format to the Selection Committee Chair.
The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.
2016: Prof. Pengcheng Dai
For his sustained and foundational contributions which have elucidated the magnetic properties of iron-based superconductors, cuprates, and other correlated electron materials
2014: Dr. Jeffrey W. Lynn
For seminal studies of the colossal magneto-resistance effect and profound contributions to our understanding of the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity
2012: Dr. Gian Piero Felcher
For pioneering the development of neutron reflectometry and demonstrating its application to magnetic and polymer film systems
2010: Prof. Collin Broholm
For outstanding neutron scattering studies of correlated electron physics in magnets, metals and superconductors, and for science-driven development of neutron scattering techniques
2008: Prof. Frank Bates
For his pioneering SANS experiments that probe the structure and thermodynamics of polymeric fluids and block copolymers.
2006: Dr. John Tranquada
For his outstanding neutron scattering studies of the charge and spin ordering in the high Tc cuprates and related materials