Prizes & Awards

APS Polymer Physics Prize          APS Fellowship          John H. Dillon Medal

                                                          UKPPG Exchange Lectureship

Padden Award          Ryu Travel Fund Award          Undergraduate Travel Award

                                                                 DPOLY Poster Awards

Awards for Established Investigators

APS Polymer Physics Prize

To recognize outstanding accomplishment and excellence of contributions in polymer physics research.

APS Polymer Physics Prize

John H. Dillon Medal

To recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers.

John H. Dillon Medal

UKPPG/DPOLY Polymer Lecture Exchange

To recognize research excellence and promise by polymer physicists just beginning their independent careers

UKPPG Exchange Lectureship

APS Fellowship

To recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, or made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

APS Fellowship

Early Career Awards

Frank J. Padden Jr. Award

The Frank J. Padden, Jr. Award, consisting of a certificate and appropriate recognition, honors a graduate student for excellence in polymer physics research.

Padden Award 

Chang Yeol Ryu Travel Fund

To support travel of two students attending the APS March Meeting for the first time and presenting their research.

Ryu Travel Fund Award

DPOLY Undergraduate Travel Award

To support travel of one undergraduate student from a U.S. institution attending the APS March Meeting for the first time to present their research in polymer physics.

Undergraduate Travel Award

Student and Postdoc Poster Awards

For three winners among DPOLY’s student and postdoctoral poster presenters selected annually at the APS March Meeting.

Poster Awards


Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.