Awards

FEMS European Materials Medal

The European Materials Medal is the most prestigious award of the Federation of European Materials Societies. Established in 1993, the European Materials Medal (Gold Medal) is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering.

Recipients

2015 Prof. Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski, Warsaw, Pl
2013 Prof. Michel Rappaz, Lausanne, CH
2011 Prof. Günter Gottstein, Aachen,D
2009 Prof. Dr. Ludwig Schultz, IFW Dresden, D
2007 Prof. Subra Suresh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2005 Prof. Jeff T. M. de Hosson, Groningen, NL
2003 Prof. Gerhard Wegner, Mainz, D
2001 Prof. Colin J. Humphreys, Cambridge, UK
1999 Prof. Wilfried Kurz, Lausanne, CH
1997 Prof. André Pineau, Evry, F
1995 Prof. Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe, D
1993 Prof. Michael F. Ashby, Cambridge, UK

Rules

The Medal is presented at the biennial EUROMAT Conference, which is held in odd numbered years.

The Medal is to be awarded to still active materials scientists or engineers for distinguished contributions to Materials Science and Engineering in Europe.

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the

  • Member Societies of FEMS,
  • Executive Committee of FEMS,
  • Award Selection Committee of FEMS.

The FEMS Secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT Conference.

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS Secretariat. Nominations (generally below the age of 60 at the time of proposal) are kept active for three consecutive years. The award shall not include posthumous selections. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications (preferably accompanied by a list of independent citations), and a list of invited lectures. Also, a list of former PhD students and post-docs trained by the nominee should be included, indicating the positions presently held by those younger colleagues. Letters of support from at least three personalities in the field of MSE, familiar with the candidate’s achievements should be included with the nomination. A proposed citation of not more than thirty words should be submitted with the nomination. A nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her research work at a European university or institute.

Responsibility for the selection of the recipient rests with the Award Selection Committee. The ASC will review nominations and propose one candidate to the Executive Committee (EC) not later than 6 months prior to the presentation of the award.

The recipient should be present at the awards event for appropriate recognition and present a lecture on his research at the EUROMAT Conference. He will be asked to publish a corresponding article in a European Materials Science Journal.

Award Selection Committee

Both the chairman and the two other members of the Awards Selection Committee are appointed by the FEMS Executive Committee for a period of up to four years.

Download a nomination form: PDF

FEMS Materials Science and Technology Prize

This prize is awarded to young European materials scientists or engineers in recognition of a significant contribution to a field of Materials Science and Engineering. The prize consists of a certificate and a selection of books from the highly-regarded WILEY-VCH catalogue of Materials Science and Technology publications.

Recipients

2015 Prof. Jordi Sort, Barcelona, E
2013 Prof. Michel Perez, Lyon, F
2011 Olivier Guillon, Darmstadt, D
2009 Prof. Ludger Weber, EPFL Lausanne, CH
2007 Prof. João F. Mano, Braga, PT
2005 Prof. Britta Nestler, Karlsruhe, D
2003 Dr. Aldo Boccacini, London, UK
2001 Prof. Dierk Raabe, Düsseldorf, D
1999 Prof. Philip J. Withers, Manchester, UK
1997 Dr. Jürgen Eckert, Dresden, D
1995 Prof. Yves Bréchet, Grenoble, F

Rules

The Medal is presented at the biennial EUROMAT Conference, which is held in odd numbered years.

All nominees shall have distinguished themselves through a significant contribution to a field of Materials Science and Engineering.

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the

  • Member Societies of FEMS,
  • Executive Committee of FEMS,
  • Award Selection Committee of FEMS.

The FEMS Secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT Conference.

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS Secretariat. Nominees under the age of 40 at the time of proposal are eligible for consideration for three consecutive years. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications (refereed/ non-refereed/ proceedings), preferably accompanied by a list of independent citations, and a list of invited lectures. Letters of support from two personalities of the field of MSE, familiar with the candidate’s achievements should be included with the nomination. A proposed citation of not more than twenty words should be submitted with the nomination. A nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her research work at a European university or institute.

Responsibility for the selection of the recipient rests with the Award Selection Committee. The ASC will review nominations and propose one candidate to the Executive Committee (EC) not later than 6 months prior to the presentation of the award.

The recipient must be present at the awards event for appropriate recognition. The recipient will give a lecture on his research at the EUROMAT Conference and publish a corresponding article in a European Materials Science Journal.

Award Selection Committee

Both the chairman and the two other members of the Awards Selection Committee are appointed by the FEMS Executive Committee for a period of up to four years.

Download a nomination form: PDF

FEMS Lecturer Award for Excellence in MSE

This distinction encourages selected young materials scientists who have contributed significantly to a recently emerging topic of materials science and engineering to lecture throughout Europe as “ambassadors” of the materials community. The lectures serve two purposes: (i) to disseminate knowledge on important subjects; and (ii) expose the work of young researchers in Europe. Each FEMS Lecturer offers a specific talk with a corresponding abstract. The lectures are arranged in three different European countries. The Award consists of financing of the lecture tour by FEMS (up to a limit of € 1500) and a prize of € 1500 payable on completion of the tour.

Recent FEMS Lecturers

  • Dr. Judith L. Driscoll, Imperial College/Cambridge University, United Kingdom, j.dr...@ic.ac.uk,
    Materials challenges of the next generation, functional oxides
  • Dr. Eric Maire, INSA, Lyon, France, eric...@insa-lyon.fr,
    How diffraction and tomography of synchroton X-Rays can provide 3D information about structural materials
  • Dr. Thomas Pardoen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, pard...@pcim.ucl.ac.be,
    Microstructure based modelling of ductile fracture in metals
  • Dr. Thomas Pardoen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, pard...@pcim.ucl.ac.be,
    Microstructure based modelling of ductile fracture in metals
  • Dr. B Devincre, ONERA, Chatillon, France, devi...@onera.fr
    From dislocation to strain hardening: can Discrete Dislocation Dynamics simulations make it?
  • Dr. P.A. Midgley, University of Cambridge, UK, pam...@cus.cam.ac.uk
    3D TEM - a new perspective for materials microscopy
  • Dr. P. Weaver, University of Bristol, UK , paul...@bristol.ac.uk
    Hierarchical materials and structures
  • Dr. S. F. Nielsen, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark
    Tomography and Diffraction
  • Dr. C. Blanc, ENSIACET, Toulouse, France, Chri...@ensiacet.fr
    Modelling the corrosion behaviour of copper-rich aluminium alloys: galvanic coupling between different aluminium-copper model alloys
  • Dr. A. del Campo, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany, delc...@mf.mpg.de
    Tailored surfaces with tunable adhesion
  • Assoc. Prof. Lyubov Belova, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, belo...@mse.kth.se
    InkJet technology for flexible patterning of functional materials
  • Prof. Ing. Carlo Mapelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, carl...@polimi.it
    New opportunities for improving the formability of duplex stainless steels through specifically designed thermo-mechanical processes
  • Dr Xavier Sauvage, Université de Rouen, France, xavi...@univ-rouen.fr
    Atom probe tomography for understanding deformation induced atomic transport, interdiffusion and phase transformations
  • Dr Joanna Michalska, Univ. of Technology Katowice, Poland, Joan...@polsl.pl
    Corrosion of superalloys, steels, titanium and magnesium alloys
  • Kislon Voïtchovsky, The Supramolecular Nano-Materials and Interfaces Laboratory –SuNMIL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – EPFL, Lausanne. Measuring wetting at the nanoscale
  • Vincenzo Palermo, Nanochemistry Laboratory, CNR-Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity – ISOF, Bologna, Italy. Not a molecule, not a polymer, not a substrate... the many faces of graphene as chemical platform.
  • Christian Greiner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Germany. Materials Tribology: An emerging field in materials science

  • Henry Proudhon, Centre des Matériaux, Mines ParisTech, CNRS UMR 7633,Evry France. Three dimensional propagation of fatigue cracks in polycrystalline materials

 

... more details on FEMS Lecturer Series

Rules

The FEMS Lecturers - young European materials scientists - have distinguished themselves by the significance of their work and their ability to communicate effectively.

Two FEMS Lecturers are appointed every other year (in odd years to coincide with EUROMAT), covering different fields of Materials Science and Engineering.

Candidates for the award may be nominated by

  • Member Societies of FEMS
  • members of the Executive Committee of FEMS
  • members of the Award Selection Committee.
  • renowned materials scientists
  • departments of MSE or similar branches of a University, or a research organisation

The FEMS Secretariat will publish a call for proposals one year before the next EUROMAT Conference.

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS Secretariat. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications (refereed/ non-refereed/ proceedings), preferably accompanied by a list of independent citations, and a list of invited lectures. One letter of support from a personality in the field of MSE, familiar with the candidate’s work but independent (i.e. no collaboration and no co-authorship), should be included with the nomination. The selected lecturer should be among the most promising of Europe’s young generation (age below 40) in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.

Responsibility for the selection of the recipient rests with the Award Selection Committee (ASC). The ASC prepares a shortlist of the best 5 nominees who are invited to present brief presentations at the next Junior Euromat conference. The two winners will be selected based on these presentations by FEMS.

The award winner is expected to give a lecture at the award ceremony. Each award winner should also give two more lectures at University Institutes or renowned Research Institutes in different European countries, excluding his or her home country, during the year following the award.

Each FEMS Lecturer will be advised and supported in the preparation of the lecture tour by a Mentor, usually a member of the Executive Committee (EC), who will help in making contact with the relevant institutions. The Mentor informs the EC about the lecture tour. The recipient will publish an article based on his lecture in a European Materials Science Journal.

Those interested in hosting a FEMS Lecturer can receive further information by contacting the FEMS Secretary.

Download a nomination form: PDF

FEMS Materials Innovation Prize

The Federation of European Materials Science Societies (FEMS) bi-annually awards a Materials Innovation Prize (MIP) for distinguished scientists or engineers to recognise outstanding contributions to technological development and innovation based on exceptional contributions in materials science and engineering. The prize celebrates inventions and innovations that have favourable impact on quality of life of the individual as well as general welfare, sustainability, and environmental impact of the economy.

Criteria for the Prize are:

  • Degree of innovation (excellence of the idea, inventive step)
  • Market potential: perspectives for feasibility and application, R&D collaborations and technology transfer between institute and industry, patents, license and other contracts between institute and industry, spin-offs
  • Publications and invited talks at conferences.

The Prize consists of a specially designed medal. It was established in 2008 and awarded for the first time in 2009.

Recipients

2015 Prof. Leigh Canham, Malvern, UK
2013 Prof. Johan Martens, Leuven, BE
2011 Prof. Michael Graetzel, Lausanne, CH
2009 Prof. Derek J. Fray, Cambridge, UK

Rules

The Medal is presented at the biennial EUROMAT Conference, which is held in odd numbered years.

The Medal is to be awarded to still active materials scientists or engineers for distinguished contributions to Materials Science and Engineering in Europe. Proposals should be made on the basis of the achievements related to technological progress.

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the

  • Member Societies of FEMS,
  • Executive Committee of FEMS,
  • Award Selection Committee of FEMS,
  • Boards of companies that manufacture or apply advanced materials.

The FEMS Secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT Conference.

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS Secretariat. There is no age limit for nomination, but the award shall not include posthumous selections. The nomination package should contain a brief description of the respective contribution to Materials Science and Engineering to be recognised (maximum of 3 pages), a CV and a list of patents and publications. Also, a list of former PhD students and post-docs trained by the nominee should be included, indicating the positions presently held by those younger colleagues. Letters of support from two personalities who are familiar with the candidate’s achievements should be included with the nomination, at least one of them from a company. A proposed citation of not more than thirty words should be submitted with the nomination. A nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her research work in Europe.

Responsibility for the selection of the recipient rests with the Award Selection Committee. The ASC will review nominations and propose one candidate to the Executive Committee (EC) not later than 6 months prior to the presentation of the award.

The recipient should be present at the awards event for appropriate recognition and to present a lecture on his innovations at the EUROMAT Conference. He/she will be asked to publish a corresponding article in a European Materials Science and Engineering Journal.

Award Selection Committee

Both the chairman and the two other members of the Awards Selection Committee are appointed by the FEMS Executive Committee for a period of up to four years.