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Liquids and Complex Fluids Early Career Award

This award is given biennially to an exceptional scientist, in the early stages of their career, working in the broadly defined area of Liquids and Complex Fluids.

The prize is £250 and a certificate. The winner may be asked to give a lecture at a general meeting.

As a nominee you will:

  • have made a significant contribution to the development or reputation of physics in the UK or Ireland; and
  • be in the first 12 years of your career (allowing for career breaks) following the award of a first degree.

You cannot be nominated if you are:

  • a paid employee of the IOP
  • a member of the IOP Council
  • under contract to the IOP

Nomination process

For more information including eligibility criteria please download the nomination form (Doc, 24KB).

The Proposer should complete this form and send it by the deadline to the address detailed along with:

  • a citation of no more than 300 words, written for a scientifically literate lay person, attesting to the contribution made by the nominee in the area of liquids and complex fluids;
  • a curriculum vitae for the nominee (full publication list not required); and
  • a list, with dates, of the nominee’s most significant contributions, together with their most significant publications (up to four).

The Seconder/Referee should independently send a brief letter of support by the deadline, to the same address.

The deadline is Friday 30 September 2022.


2019 Rachel Bennett, University of Bristol

2017 Lorenzo Di Michele, University of Cambridge

2015 Dr Kislon Voitchovsky, University of Durham

2013 Anita Zeidler, University of Bath

2011 James Adams, University of Surrey

2009 Dirk Aarts, University of Oxford