Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize recipients

For exceptional early-career contributions to physics by a very early career female physicist.


2020

Bethan Cornell
King's College London

For her cross-disciplinary work in atomistic and molecular modelling, her contribution to improving gender balance and supporting minority groups in physics, and for promoting the interests of early career researchers.

Find out more about Bethan Cornell.

2019

Dr Yolanda Ohene
University College London
For discovering a novel non-invasive MRI technique that measures blood-brain barrier permeability to water; a possible early biomarker for neurodegenerative diseases.
 

2018

Dr Carmen Palacios-Berraquero
University of Cambridge
For discovering and patenting a method to create single-photon emitting sites in atomically-thin materials, deterministically – and for using a 2-dimensional device to all-electrically induce quantum emission from these sites.

2017

Dr Jessica Boland
University of Regensburg
For having developed novel techniques for characterising the charge carrier dynamics of semiconductor nanowires, enabling demonstration of single nanowire terahertz detectors and ultrafast optically switchable nanowire-based terahertz modulators for ultrafast wireless communication.

2016

Dr Jessica Wade
Imperial College London
For her research on the molecular packing of organic semiconductors and how this influences device performance, as well as her work in promoting the field to others.