Student and Group Prize

The Printing and Graphics Science Group makes awards each year, if there are suitable applicants.

Printing and Graphics Science Group Student Presentation Prize

This prize is open to all research students currently undertaking work at a university in the UK or Ireland, leading to a PhD or master’s degree, who present their work at the annual Printing and Graphic Science Group Student Conference. The Group will award a prize of £50 for the best student.

The last student conference was co-organised with the KTN with special interest in Plastic Electronics. It was held on 22 April at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

The UK Plastic Electronics Research Conference was a one-day event providing researchers from UK universities with the opportunity to showcase their work to industry and academia.

Presentations were at postgraduate level on a number of subjects related to printed, plastic, organic and large-area electronics.

Presentations were a 10-minute oral presentations.

There were two prizes of equal merit awarded for the best student presentations at the conference.


Javier Ledesma Fernandez, University of Nottingham, on the subject of Jetting of conductive pastes for printed electronic applications.





Sheida Faraji, University of Manchester, on the subject of Low-voltage, flexible organic transistors using novel solution-processed nanocomposite dielectrics.



Printing and Graphics Science Group Prize

The 2013 Group Prize was awarded to Dr Laura Gonzalez-Macia and Professor Tony Killard of the University of the West of England for their paper 'Inkjet Printing at the Heart of Sensors and Diagnostics'.

The Printing and Graphics Science Group of the Institute of Physics will present an annual prize to an individual or organisation that has contributed a significant theoretical or practical application of physics in the area of printing and graphics science.

The winner will be invited to present their work and receive their prize at the Group AGM towards the end of the year.

Submissions for the prize should explain the contribution for the non-specialist and its significance, in 4 A4 pages including figures. They should be sent to