Special interest group prizes

IOP's special interest groups offer a variety of prizes. Visit each prize page to find out more including how to apply.

If you have any additional questions, please email groups@iop.org.


Special interest group Type of prize Prize name (if named)
Astroparticle Physics Early Career Prize IOP APP Early Career Prize
Astroparticle Physics Thesis Prize IOP APP Thesis Prize
Biological Physics Lecture series Tom Duke Lecture Prize
British Carbon Group Student/Early Career Prize Brian Kelly Award
British Carbon Group Outstanding Contribution SCI "Carbon in Industry" Award 
British Carbon Group Lecture series The Ubbelohde Memorial Lectures
BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group Prize for very early career talk (PhD/PDRA) Founder's Prize
BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group Prize for early career researchers BRSG-NMRDG prize
Combustion Physics Presentation Prize Felix Weinberg prize
Combustion Physics Poster Prize  
Combustion Physics Best PhD Lefebvre prize
Combustion Physics Best paper Ricardo award
Combustion Physics Services to combustion Huw Edwards prize
Computational Physics Thesis Prize Computational Physics Group Thesis Prize
Dielectrics and Electrostatics Early Career Prize Mansel Davies Prize
Dielectrics and Electrostatics Early Career Prize John Chubb Prize
Electron Microscopy and Analysis Oral Presentation Best Student Oral Presentation
Electron Microscopy and Analysis Oral Presentation Best Student Oral Presentation
Electron Microscopy and Analysis Poster Presentation Best Student Poster Presentation
Electron Microscopy and Analysis Flash Presentation Best Student Flash Presentation
Environmental Physics Essay Competition Annual essay competition
Food Physics  Poster Prize Best Student Poster
Food Physics  Presentation Prize Best Student Presentation
Gravitational Physics Group Thesis Prize Gravitational Physics Group Thesis Prize 
High Energy Particle Physics Early Career Contribution Prize The HEPP Group Prize
High Energy Particle Physics Early Career Contribution Prize The HEPP Group Science in Society Prize
High Energy Particle Physics Poster Prize The HEPP Group Poster Prize
Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Poster Prize IPSI Group Poster Prize
Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Thesis Prize Outstanding PhD Thesis Award
Liquids and Complex Fluids Early Career Prize  
Low Temperature Group PhD student  
Low Temperature Group Poster Prize  
Low Temperature Group Outstanding Contribution Simon Memorial Prize
Magnetism Student Poster Prize Magnetism Conference: Best student presentation prize 
Materials and Characterisation Early Career Prize Early Career Prize for the Best Presentation at the Recent Appointees in Materials Science Meeting 
Materials and Characterisation Poster Prize Group Poster Prize
Medical Physics PhD student Medical Physics Group PhD Prize
Nanoscale Physics and Technology Thesis Prize Franks Doctoral Thesis Prize
Neutron Scattering Early Career Researcher BTM Willis Prize
Neutron Scattering Student Poster Prize Penfold-Thomas Prize
Nuclear Industry Early Career Prize  
Nuclear Industry Career Contribution Prize  
Optical Group Thesis Prize Optical Group Thesis Prize
Optical Group Essay Prize Optical Group Undergraduate Essay Prize
Optical Group Outstanding Contribution Prize Optics and Photonics Prize (joint with Quantum Electronics and Photonics)
Particle Accelerators and Beams Outstanding contribution prize  
Particle Accelerators and Beams Poster Prize Student and Early Career Scientist Poster Prize
Physical Acoustics Annual prize for best paper in Physical Acoustics Bob Chivers Prize in Physical Acoustics
Physics Communicators Early Career Prize Early Career Physics Communicator Award
Plasma Physics Thesis Prize Culham Thesis Prize
Plasma Physics Communication Prize Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize
Plasma Physics Poster Prize IOP Plasma Physics Student Poster Prize
Plasma Physics Early Career Researcher Prize Malcolm Haines Prize
Polymer Physics Outstanding contribution to Polymer Physics in the UK or Ireland Polymer Physics Founders Prize
Polymer Physics Outstanding publication by a PhD student on a subject within our Group's remit Ian Macmillan Ward Prize or the Best Student Publication
Polymer Physics A lecture exchange with the Division of Polymer Physics of the American Physical Society (APS) PPG/DPOLY Polymer Lecture Exchange
Printing and Graphics Science Group Presentation Prize Student presentation prize
Quantum Electronics and Photonics Thesis Prize Doctoral Research Prize
Quantum Electronics and Photonics Outstanding contribution Optics and Photonics Prize (joint with Optical Group)
Quantum Optics, Information and Control (QQQ) Poster Prize PHOTON QQQ poster prize
Semiconductor Physics Presentation Prize PhD Student Research Communication Prize
Semiconductor Physics Thesis Prize PhD Thesis Competition
Structural Condensed Matter Physics Thesis Prize Malvern PANalytical Thesis Prize
Structural Condensed Matter Physics Early Career Publication Prize Physical Crystallography Prize
Structural Condensed Matter Physics Poster Prize Physical Crystallography Poster Prize
Superconductivity Thesis Prize Superconductivity Group Thesis Prize
Superconductivity Outstanding Contribution Prize Brian Pippard Prize
Theory of Condensed Matter Poster Prize TCM 'Theory Day' Poster Prize
Theory of Condensed Matter Thesis Prize Annual “Sam Edwards” PhD Thesis Prize
Thin Films and Surfaces Poster Prize ISSC Poster Prize
Thin Films and Surfaces Thesis Prize Woodruff Thesis Prize
Tribology PhD student Poster Award
Tribology Early Stage Researcher Innovation in Tribology Award
Vacuum Poster Prize Vacuum Group Poster Prize
Women in Physics Award for achievement in research and outreach Vacuum Group Poster Prize