Mansel Davies Award
The Mansel Davies Award is for outstanding contributions to dielectrics by early career researchers.
The prize is up to £100 and a certificate.
It honours the contribution of Professor Mansel Morris Davies to the Dielectrics Discussion Group (1968-74).
The deadline for nominations is 20 October every year.
National Physical Laboratory, Royal Holloway University London
For superconducting micro-resonators fabricated on a rare-earth ion implanted dielectric for quantum information technologies.
Middle East Technical University
For Label-free multidrug resistance detection in MCF-7 cells by isolated 3D-electrode dielectrophoresis.
About Professor Mansel Morris Davies (1913-1995)
Our Mansel Davies Award honours the work of professor Davies, who helped to establish the Dielectrics Discussion Group as a meeting point and platform for dielectrics research in the UK and beyond.
He was Professor of Physical Chemistry at University College Wales and made pioneering contributions to:
- development of high-resolution infra-red spectroscopy
- dielectric loss and relaxation as a means of probing molecular behaviour
- Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy
He wrote the popular text book, Some Electronic and Optical Aspects of Molecular Behaviour (1965), and co-authored Dielectric Properties and Molecular Processes (1969) with AH Price, N Hill and WE Vaughan.