Prizes & Awards

UKPPG/DPOLY Polymer Lecture Exchange

Nominations Solicited for UKPPG/DPOLY Polymer Lecture Exchange

To continue to strengthen ties between the Division of Polymer Physics (DPOLY) of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Polymer Physics Group (PPG) of the Institute of Physics, the UK PPG/DPOLY Polymer Lecture Exchange was established in 2009. Starting with meetings in 2009 and offered every two years to coincide with UK-PPG meetings, each group will choose a person who will present an invited lecture at the meeting of the other group.

Nominations (due Dec 31, 2022) are being solicited for a young scientist to represent DPOLY and lecture at the Fall 2021 UK PPG meeting in the UK.

In order to be eligible, the nominee must be a current DPOLY member and have received a Ph.D. within 6 years of the nomination deadline (December 31, 2022). In the case of research career breaks due to military service, illness, caring for a child, dependent, or family member, eligibility will be extended by a maximum of one year. In such cases, the nominator should send a separate one-sentence letter to the DPOLY Chair requesting an eligibility extension due to a research career break without specific details (do not include this information in the nomination letter).

The nomination packet should be sent as one pdf file to Mahesh Mahanthappa and include the following:

  1. Nomination Letter including a statement that the candidate is available to present a lecture at the PPG meeting.
  2. Two supporting Letters
  3. CV
  4. Copies of three publications.

The nomination deadline is December 31, 2022.

Current Winners

Muzhou Wang Danielle Mai (DPOLY)

The DPOLY representative to the UKPPG is Prof. Danielle Mai (Stanford University). She will present at the 2022 Polymer Physics Group Meeting of the Institute of Physics, September 7-9, 2022 in London, UK.

To be Announced (UKPPG)

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Danielle Mai (DPOLY), 
  • 2019: Muzhou Wang (DPOLY), Ignacio Martin-Fabiani-Carrato (UKPPG)
  • 2017: Michael Hore (DPOLY), Andrew Parnell (UKPPG)
  • 2015: Paola Carbone (UKPPG), Bryan Boudouris (DPOLY)
  • 2013: James Adams (UKPPG), Rodney Priestley (DPOLY)
  • 2011: Giuseppe Battaglia (UKPPG), Bradley Olsen (DPOLY)
  • 2009: Connie Roth (DPOLY), Aline Miller (UKPPG)