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BRSG-NMRDG Annual Prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance

This prize is awarded for excellence in magnetic resonance and is to honour a work representing one or more substantial contributions to the field.


The prize is awarded jointly by the BRSG (Institute of Physics Magnetic Resonance Society) and the NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry on an annual basis.

Nominees can be of any nationality, and must be based in the UK or Ireland at the time of nomination and award.

The research to be recognised can have been partially but not exclusively carried out outside the UK or Ireland.

The prize is awarded to a researcher who has had an independent position for less than seven years (allowing for career breaks).

Prize

The winner is awarded £200 by the NMRDG.

The recipient is invited to give a lecture at either the BRSG or the NMRDG Christmas meeting.

Eligibility

The awardee cannot be a member of the prize committee.

The recipient does not have to be a member of the BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group, or the NMRDG.

Nominations

Nominees for the award are nominated and seconded by members of the BRSG or the NMRDG. A short case is made about why the candidate is suitable, which should make reference to one or more substantial contributions to the field.

Send nominations to John Griffin at [email protected] and copy in [email protected].

Selection

The prize is awarded by a committee made up of two representatives from the BRSG and two representatives from the NMRDG of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A majority decision of the prize committee is required.

Winners

2023 

Dr Wing Ying Chow, University of Warwick

For contributions to NMR characterisation of biological systems.

2022

Dr Alice Bowen, University of Manchester
Dr Chris Waudby, University College London

2020

Dr Alexander Forse, University of Cambridge

For NMR studies of nanoporous materials for climate change mitigation.

2019 

Dr Karen Johnston, University of Durham

For application of solid-state NMR in combination with other techniques for the characterisation of structure, disorder and diffusion in functional materials.

2018 

Dr Ralph Adams, University of Manchester

For extensive contributions in parahydrogen-induced polarisation in conjunction with signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE), matrix-assisted diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY) studies which involved development and implementation of the perfect echo (PE)-Watergate solvent suppression sequence, and pure shift NMR spectroscopy.

2017 

Dr Frédéric Blanc, University of Liverpool

For research activities concerning integration of solid-state NMR methods in the discovery of a range of challenging new materials.

2016

Dr Andrew Baldwin, University of Oxford

For investigating the dynamics of very large biomolecular systems.

2015

Dr Giuseppe Pileio, University of Southampton

For work on the theory and application of long-lived nuclear spin states in solution-state NMR. In conjunction with a theoretical understanding of relaxation properties.

2014

Dr Gavin Morley, University of Warwick

For applying magnetic resonance to study coupled electron and nuclear spins in silicon for quantum technologies.

2013

Jonathan Mitchell, University of Cambridge

For work in the area of time domain NMR applied to porous materials.

2012

Dr John Morton, University of Oxford

For Electron and Nuclear Spin Qubits in the Solid State.

2011

Dr Marina Carravetta, University of Southampton

For Cryogenic Static and MAS NMR on Magnesium Boride.

2010

Dr Mathias Nilsson, University of Manchester

2009

Dr Sharon Ashbrook, University of St Andrews

For Multinuclear NMR Study of Host-Guest Interactions in Microporous Aluminophosphates.