FEMS European Materials Gold Medal

The European Materials Gold Medal is the most prestigious award of FEMS. Established in 1993, the European Materials Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering and presented at the biennial FEMS EUROMAT Conference, which is held in odd years. The FEMS European Materials Gold Medal is awarded biennially and will be presented at 2023 FEMS EUROMAT (3-7 September in Frankfurt, Germany) where the winner of the award is expected to give a plenary lecture.


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
- FEMS Member Societies
- FEMS Executive Committee
- FEMS Award Selection Committee.


The nomination should include a CV and a list of publications (with a list of independent citations) and 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 these younger colleagues. Three letters of support from individuals from the Materials Science and Engineering field, familiar with the nominee’s achievements, should be included with the nomination. A citation of no more than 100 words should be submitted. Nominees should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have conducted much of their research work at a European University or Institute. The nomination should be submitted to the FEMS Secretary, Ms Efi Fragkou, at secretary@fems.org by 31 January 2023. 

Judging Panel

Responsibility for the selection of the winner rests with the FEMS Award Selection Committee. The ASC will review nominations and recommend one candidate to the FEMS Board no later than six months prior to the presentation of the award.

FEMS Awards - Past recipients

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