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Ian Macmillan Ward Prize for the Best Student Publication

The Polymer Physics Group (PPG) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a prize to recognise the most outstanding publication by a PhD student on a subject within Polymer Physics Group’s remit.

The prize winner will receive a monetary award and will also be invited to present a lecture at the Polymer Physics Group Biennial Meeting.

Criteria for the award
The prize will be awarded for the best publication in a journal on a topic of relevance to polymer physics (as judged by the awards committee). The scientific quality, originality and significance of the research will be considered. The applicant must be an author or co-author of the publication. The research reported in the publication must have been carried out as part of the PhD research of the applicant. The publication must be publicly available, either on a journal website or in printed format.

Application procedure
The application for the prize will consist of three items:

  • A paper or electronic copy of the publication in a journal
  • A signed letter (on University letterhead) from the supervisor of the PhD student confirming that the research was carried out by the applicant as part of PhD research
  • A statement from the applicant outlining the significance of the publication

The application should be submitted to:
Prof. Aline Miller
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
Manchester M1 7DN

Winners of the Best Student Paper Prize:

Stephanie BurgUniversity of Sheffield2019
Charalampos PappasUniversity of Groningen2017
Davide MichielettoUniversity of Warwick2015
Daniel ToolanUniversity of Sheffield2013
Katherine ThomasUniversity of Cambridge2011
Rita La SpinaUniversity of Sheffield2009
Tao WangUniversity of Surrey2007

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