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IOP Superconductivity Group Thesis Prize

This prize is awarded to the author of the PhD thesis making the strongest contribution to the understanding and development of superconductivity, across the entire breadth of the group’s interests in this area.


Nominations 2024

The IOP Superconductivity Group would like to invite nominations for their annual thesis prize.

Recent graduates from PhD programmes in any area of superconductivity are strongly encouraged to apply.

This prize is awarded to the author of the PhD thesis making the strongest contribution, in the opinion of the prize committee, to the understanding and development of superconductivity, across the entire breadth of the group’s interests in this area.

The prize consists of a £250 cash prize and a certificate.

Nomination process

To be eligible, the thesis defence (a viva voce (oral) examination or equivalent) must have taken place within 730 days of the deadline.

Applications should be submitted by the thesis author and must include:

  • a one-page summary;
  • an electronic copy of the full thesis; and
  • a letter of support from either the thesis supervisor or one of the examiners (the external examiner where possible).

The prize committee is drawn from members of the group committee after all the nominations have been received.

Apply now

Applications comprised of three PDF files (a one-page summary of the thesis, the full thesis, and a letter of support from the PhD supervisor or one of the PhD examiners) should be sent to the IOP Superconductivity Group secretary, Martin Lees ([email protected]).

The application deadline is Friday 12 April 2024.

Past winners

2023 Dr Gregor G Taylor (University of Glasgow)

2021 Dr Carolina de Almeida Marques (University of St Andrews)

2020 Dr Jake Ayers (University of Bristol)

2017 Dr Thomas Croft (University of Bristol)

2016 Dr Stephen Edkins (University of St Andrews)