David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics

To recognize an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics, who is noted for the quality of his/her research, review articles and lecturing. The Lectureship consists of a $5000 honorarium for the lecturer and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. The award will be made at the March APS meeting where the lecturer will present an invited talk before the appropriate focused session of the Materials Physics Division. It is presented annually.

Establishment & Support

This lectureship was endowed in 1988 by contributions from friends of David Adler with major support from Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

Rules & Eligibility

Nominations are open to anyone doing research, writing, and lecturing in the field of Materials Physics. The lectureship shall be for outstanding contributions to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of materials and their properties. In addition to the significance of the research, special attention shall also be paid to the clarity of written and oral skills of the recipient. The lectureship shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but a second person can be included if the work and/or review was jointly developed. Nominations are active for three years.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016

The nomination package must include:

  • A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).

In addition, the nomination should include:

  • A biographical sketch.
  • A list of the most important publications.
  • At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters.
  • Up to five reprints or preprints.

There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.

To complete a nomination click here for the electronic submission form. All files should be uploaded in PDF format. Letters can be signed electronically (for example, using an embedded facsimile) or physically. In the latter case, they should be digitally scanned. Filenames should include the name of the nominee.

For updating an existing nomination, please click the above link and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.

Selection Committee Members: Judith Driscoll (Chair), Richard Greene, Jacqueline Krim, Kathleen Kash, John Robertson

Nomination Guidelines


Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.