Group Prize

Nominations are now sought for the Franks Thesis Prize.

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Franks Doctoral Thesis Prize



This prize will be awarded by the Nanoscale Physics and Technology Group of the Institute of Physics for the best PhD thesis completed in 2018 by a student member of the NPTG.

The value of the prize is £500 and was established to encourage and recognise high quality research and scientific writing in the broad research fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The Franks prize is jointly funded by the NPT group and the National Physical Laboratory.

Nomination Process

PhD supervisors and CDT course directors can nominate for this Prize. Self-nominations from 2018 graduates are also accepted.

Nominations should include a supporting statement to highlight the scientific impact of the work, the thesis abstract, and a list of publications stemming from the research carried out during the PhD. The qualifying period is the calendar year 2018, during which time the thesis must have been successfully examined for a Doctoral Degree and the final version submitted (theses originally submitted in 2017 are therefore eligible if they were examined in 2018).

Nominations can be sent by email to the PhD Prize Coordinator, Dr Cate Ducati, University of Cambridge,, at any time before the closing date of 28 June 2019. The prize winner will be announced by 15 August 2019.

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