Young Scientist Award
The award is awarded biennially to an exceptional scientist, in the early stages of their career, working in the broadly defined area of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. The winner will receive £250, a certificate and will be invited to give a lecture at the Royal Society of Chemistry's Faraday Joint Interest Group Conference 2017 (University of Warwick, 11-13 April 2017) with registration fees waived.
Eligibility for the Young Scientist Award
Those eligible for awards should have made a substantial contribution to the field of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics in the UK or Ireland. Experimental and theoretical research are both eligible.
Candidates must normally be within 10 years of beginning their PhD and should be working in the UK, either in academe or industry, at the time of their nomination. Members of the SMTG Committee are not eligible for awards.
The SMTG committee will judge the applications. Any SMTG committee member with a conflict of interest will not be allowed to judge that particular nomination.
Please complete the form below electronically (preferred), or on paper using black ink or type.
Dr John Russo, University of Bristol, was the 2017 winner.
Nomination Process for the Young Scientist Award
The Proposer should complete the form below, and send it by the deadline accompanied by:
- A citation of no more than 300 words, written for a scientifically literate lay person, attesting to the contribution made by the nominee in the area of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
- A curriculum vitae for the nominee (full publication list not required).
- A list, with dates, of the nominee's most significant contributions, together with their most significant publications (up to four).
Completed forms and supporting material should be sent to Dr Karl Travis.
Young Scientist Nomination Form 2016
Download the nomination form for SMTG Young Scientist Award
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Dr Karl Travis CChem MRSC
Immobilisation Science Laboratory Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Sheffield Sir Robert Hadfield Building Mappin Street Sheffield S1 3JD
The Lennard–Jones Lectureship and Prize has a long and illustrious history. It was originally awarded in alternate years by the Theoretical Chemistry Group and the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group (SMTG) of the RSC and then biennially by the SMTG alone.
A recipient must have made an outstanding contribution to the field of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics and must be of international calibre.
The award is open to all nationalities and the recipient is decided by the SMTG Committee.
Since 2001 this award (and the accompanying lecture) has been given in the Thermodynamics series of conferences.
2017 R Lynden-Bell
2015 M Allen
2013 K E Gubbins
2011 H N W Lekkerkerker
2009 K Binder
2007 R Evans
2005 G Schneider
2003 J-P Hansen
2001 D Chandler
1999 E Sackmann
1997 D Frenkel
1995 M E Fisher
1993 B Widom
1992 B T Sutcliffe
1991 W M Gelbart
1990 A J Stone
1989 P-G de Gennes
1988 G G Hall
1987 J M Deutch & I Oppenheim
1986 A D Buckingham
1985 J S Rowlinson
1984 N C Handy
1983 L A K Staveley
1982 J A Pople
Contact and Further Information
Dr Karl Travis MRSC