Group prize

The Dielectrics and Electrostatics Group awards two prizes to Early Career physicists each year. These are the Mansel Davies Award, for outstanding contribution by an early career researcher in the area of Dielectrics, and the John Chubb Award for an outstanding contribution contribution by an early career researcher in the area of experimental Electrostatics.

The two prizes are intended to reflect the complementary aspects of the group members in both academia and industry.

Nominations can be made by the physicist, a supervisor or a member of the group. The nomination will be via the nomination form and the nominator will need to include a supporting statement, including information from the nominee regarding proportional contribution in the event of collaborative work and links to relevant publications and presentations. The deadline for nominations each year will be the 20 October.

The Mansel Davies Award

The Mansel Davies award honours the contributions of Professor Mansel Morris Davies (b. Aberdare 24 March 1913; d. Criccieth 11 January 1995) to the Dielectrics Discussion Group (1968-74) which was renamed the Dielectrics Society in 1975, and incorporated into the IOP as the Dielectrics Group in 2001. Professor Davies was the driving force in establishing The Dielectrics Discussion Group as a meeting point and platform for dielectrics research in the UK and beyond.

The John Chubb Award

The award honours the contributions of Dr John Norman Chubb (b. 1933; d. 2015) to the study and understanding of electrostatics. Dr John Norman Chubb was awarded a degree in Physics at Birmingham University (1954) and a PhD on behaviour of particles during electrostatic precipitation (1958). This was followed with a wide range of industrial work for English Electric, the Technology Division of the UKAEA Culham Laboratory, Linotype Paul in Cheltenham and Managing Director of an instrumentation company, IDB. John Chubb Instrumentation (JCI) was set up in 1983 to devise, develop, manufacture and market high quality instruments for electrostatic measurements.

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