SURFACE SCIENCE EXPERTISE – deadline 20th of July/2018

SURFACE SCIENCE EXPERTISE – deadline 20th of July/2018

The 2018 IVS Award for Surface Science Expertise will recognize MSc and PhD-level experts in the areas of surface science and surface characterization. The award is aimed at, but not limited to, PhD- level experts who are key figures in surface science and surface characterization laboratories within Israel.   

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


  • Excellence in mastering surface science / thin films / surface characterization techniques.
  • Proven recognition of expertise both in and out of the work place
  • Participation in IVS activities - a plus
  • Education and teaching in the area - a plus


  • Nominations may be made by IVS members who belong to affiliate organizations, universities, government agencies and research organizations. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Prior nomination does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years.
  • The nominee should have at least five years of experience in the relevant areas.
  • 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.

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. Name, position, institution and professional address and phone of the nominator.
  3. Short CV 
  4. A one-sentence synopsis of the reasons for selecting the nominee.
  5. A statement (up to one page) 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.
  6. A list of at least three supporting individuals (at least one who is not an employee at the institution of the nominee). The IVS reserves the right to contact the supporters to get more information on the candidate.
  7. Documents (patents, technical reports) that may support the candidacy of the candidate.

The submitted material will not be returned to the nominator.

The awards Committee

The awards committee and the chair of the committee will be appointed by the IVS president. All decisions made by the committee will be final.


Please send applications to: Prof. Igor Rahinov, IVS President

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