BRSG Founder's Prize

The Founder’s Prize is awarded to:

  • a young scientist
  • a current student
  • those who passed their PhD exam less than five years ago (allowing for career breaks)

It is open to scientists of any nationality. The recipient does not have to be a member of the BRSG: Magnetic Resonance Group of the Institute of Physics.

The prize is in memory of the late Professor ER Andrew, pioneer of magic-angle spinning. Professor Andrew was the founder of the group and its first chair.

It is awarded annually on the basis of a presentation, either oral or poster at one of our meetings. A winning presentation must show development in application or method of magnetic resonance. 

Guidelines 

  1. The prize was offered first in 2002, the year following Professor Andrew's death.
  2. It is intended that the prize be offered annually.
  3. The prize is a cash sum of £100 paid from the reserves of the group, together with a congratulatory letter from the current chair of the group. The value of the prize will be reviewed periodically by the Group Committee and revised to take account of inflation and the reserves of the group.
  4. The prize will be awarded competitively at a meeting of the BRSG nominated by the committee for this purpose.
  5. The prize will be awarded to a young scientist, i.e., a current student, or within five years of the date of the PhD exam (allowing for career breaks), of any nationality, attending the nominated meeting. The recipient need not be a member of the BRSG.
  6. The prize will be awarded on the basis of a presentation, either oral or poster at the nominated meeting. A winning presentation must show development in application or method of magnetic resonance.
  7. The rules pertaining to the entry and judging of the competition will be at the discretion of the local organiser of the meeting at which the prize is to be awarded during that year. These rules will be formulated having taken the advice of the Group Committee and account of the scope and size of the meeting.
  8. The committee and local organiser will ensure that the scope of the nominated meeting and the rules of the competition are not so restrictive as to severely limit entry to the competition to those engaged in an unduly narrow sub-field of magnetic resonance.
  9. Following a meeting at which the prize is offered the local organiser of the meeting will submit a short report to the Group Committee Secretary on the outcome of the competition.
  10. If the prize is not awarded at a nominated meeting, or the committee decide not to nominate a meeting, for whatever reason, in any one year, then the Committee may decide (i) an alternate means by which the prize may be awarded or without an additional restriction of BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group membership, however applied, or (ii) not to award the prize. Alternate means to award the prize include by judgement of the quality of a paper published in the preceding 12 months.
  11. The award of the prize may be discontinued at the discretion of the Group Committee and will be discontinued should the group cease to exist.

The prize is for a scientist in the first part of their career, that is, a current student, or person within five years of the date of the PhD exam (allowing for career breaks), of any nationality, attending the nominated meeting. The recipient need not be a member of the IOP BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group.

Prize

£100.

Winners  

2012

Stefanie Eriksson

From Lund University for the poster presentation, A new PGSE NMR pulse sequence gives isotropic diffusion weighting by magic-angle spinning of the q-vector.

2011

Sam Wharton

From the University of Nottingham for the oral presentation, Detecting Anisotropic Magnetic Susceptibility Effects in High Field MRI: A Novel Technique for Visualising Microstructure in Brain Tissue.

2010

Alice Bowen

From the University of Oxford for a poster presentation, EPR DEER measurements of Cytochrome P450, Ferrodoxin and Ferrodoxin Reductase complexes to determine the docked structures.

2009

Andrea Valori

From the University of Surrey for the poster presentation, In-Situ NMR on Concrete and Trees.

2008

Dr Andrew Edmonds

From the University of Warwick for the poster presentation, The negative nitrogen vacancy hydrogen defect in diamond.

2007

Mr Daniel Lee

From the University of Nottingham for the oral presentation, SAR-COSY: in-phase COSY spectra for scalar correlations in solids.

2006

Luke O'Dell

From the University of Warwick for the oral presentation, 71Ga MAS NMR: CQ Distribution Width as a Quantitative Measure of Disorder in Ga2O3 Nanocrystals.

2005

Dr Alan Wong

From the University of Warwick for the oral presentation, A 17O NMR study of organic solids.

2004

Dr Sharon Ashbrook

From the University of Cambridge for the oral presentation, Oxygen-17 Solid-state NMR of High-Pressure Silicate Phases.

2003

Dr Kuan Lee

From the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield for the oral presentation, Parallel Imaging with Multiple B0 Coils.

2002

Dr JP Gorce

From the University of Surrey for the poster presentation, Drying and rewetting of films cast from waterborne colloidal dispersion studied by magnetic resonance profiling.