RESEARCH – deadline 20th of July/2018

RESEARCH – deadline 20th of July/2018

The 2018 IVS Excellence Award for Research recognizes scientists who conduct outstanding internationally acclaimed research in the fields that are fostered and encouraged by the IVS, as evidenced in symposia and other activities sponsored by the society. These include, but are not limited to, photo-voltaics, thin films, electronic materials and processing, surfaces, plasma and vacuum sciences, hydrides, crystal growth, plasmonics and nanostructures.

The Israeli Vacuum Society (IVS), Science, Technology and Applications, will award the IVS Excellence Award for Research in the upcoming IVS Meeting.

A monetary prize and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the winner at the IVS Annual Meeting - September 6th, 2018.


  • The prize shall be awarded to scientists who, while working in their fields, have also contributed substantially to disseminating their knowledge and inspiring new technological applications.
  • Types of activities to be considered include scientific articles, books and conference presentations on national and international levels.
  • The prize is limited to candidates currently engaged in active research.
  • Past participation in IVS activities - a plus


Eligible individuals include scientists in Israel who have accomplished outstanding experimental or theoretical research in fields indicated above in Israel within the five years preceding the nomination. The nominee must be a member in good standing with the IVS on the date the prize is received. The prize will normally be given to an individual nominee; however, multiple prizes may be considered in exceptional cases. Employees, officers, and current members of the executive committees of IVS and its affiliate societies are not eligible.


Nominations may be made by IVS affiliate organizations, universities, government agencies, and research organizations. Self-nominations are not accepted. Prior nomination does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years.

Nomination Procedures

All nominations must be received by: July 20, 2018  

The nominator should provide:

  1. Name, position, institution, professional address and e-mail, professional phone and fax, home address and home phone number of the candidate.
  2. A one-sentence synopsis of the reasons for selecting the nominee.
  3. Name, position, institution and professional address and phone of the nominator.
  4. A statement describing the work for which the prize is proposed and indicating the role of the work in solving particular scientific problems and significance of the problems. The candidate's individual role in collaborative research should be clearly stated. The statement should not exceed two pages in length.
  5. A list of at least two Israeli and two non-Israeli supporting individuals whom IVS may contact for more information on the candidate.
  6. At least one representative sample which illustrates the nominee's contribution. Books, scientific articles and other materials are appropriate.
  7. A statement made by the candidate confirming that if elected, the candidate agrees to attend the ceremony at the IVS annual meeting and to present a short general lecture on that occasion.
  8. Short CV      

All materials become the property of IVS.


Applications should be sent to:  Prof. Igor Rahinov, IVS President

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The nominator will receive email confirmation of receipt of application material at IVS office.