Huw Edwards prize


The award shall be made for outstanding contribution to combustion physics. The prize is reviewed biennially, but not necessarily awarded every two years. The recipient will be presented with a certificate and invited to deliver a lecture and attend a dinner celebration.


For either:

  • An important contribution to the field of combustion physics over a prolonged period of time, eg leading a strong research group over many years.


  • A substantial contribution to education and training or otherwise raising the profile of combustion, eg by exemplary teaching in academia, or successfully working with the popular media.

In any field of combustion physics, for any individual or team based in the UK or Ireland.

Selection process

A call for nominations will be issued every two years. The call will go out to group members, be published on the IOP website and distributed to associated organisations such as the Combustion Institute, British Flame, etc.

Selection will be made by the prize committee which will include at least two committee members of the IOP Combustion Physics Group and one or two invited judges from outside of the group.

A candidate may not serve on the prize committee when his/her candidacy is considered.

The winner will be announced at Combustion Physics Group AGM (usually September/October).

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