The deadline for nominations was January 5th, 2018.
Selection committee chair: Cora Lind-Kovacs (University of Toledo) – email@example.com
Cora Lind-Kovacs (University of Toledo)
Chris Leighton (University of Minnesota)
Kai Liu (University of California, Davis)
Dan Neumann (National Institute for Standards and Technology)
Igor Zaliznyak (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
To recognize a major scientific accomplishment or important scientific contribution within the last 5 years using neutron scattering techniques. Nominees must be within 12 years of receiving their PhD degree.* 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 NSSA Science Prize is expected to be awarded biennially at the corresponding ACNS meeting.
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 – deadline was Jan. 5th, 2018.)
Nominations should include:
Email the nomination package in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award shall be granted to an individual without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.
The award cannot be awarded posthumously.
* The nominee must have earned his/her PhD on or after the 1st January of the year which is 12 years before that in which the nomination is made. For example, for a nomination in the year 2009, the nominee must have received his/her PhD on or after 1st January 1997. Unsuccessful nominations can be carried forward one time to the next call for nominations. In this case, to be eligible in the new competition the nomination year is considered to be that of the new nomination and not the original submission date.
For the invention and application, in particular to neutron holography, of the five blade, decoherence-free interferometer.
For the discovery of dynamic cluster ordering in complex colloidal systems using neutron scattering
For his discovery of broken symmetry local structures in exotic electronic materials, his elaboration of their nature and their importance to the material properties, in particular in PbTe, iridates, manganites, and cuprates
For his work on relaxor ferroelectrics that have provided new insights into the role of polar nano-regions in determining the extreme electromechanical properties of these materials
For outstanding neutron scattering studies of hydrogen-framework interactions in metal-organic frameworks
For his innovative and insightful neutron scattering studies of frustrated magnetic systems
For his innovative coupling of first principles theory with neutron scattering to solve critical problems in materials science