John H. Dillon Medal
To recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. Recognition consists of $2,000, up to $1,000 allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is being presented, a bronze medallion, and a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient. It will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The medal was established in 1983 by The American Physical Society and the Division of Polymer Physics (DPOLY). Beginning in 1997, sponsorship of the medal was assumed by Elsevier, Oxford, UK., publishers of the journal, Polymer.
Rules & Eligibility
The medal will be awarded to one person for outstanding accomplishment and unusual promise in research in polymer physics. The year of a nominee's terminal degree cannot be earlier than the twelfth year prior to the year of the award for which he/she is a candidate. Nominations are active for up three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
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.
The online nominations system will open toward the end of 2016. Watch for email and website announcements that the site is open to accept new nominations and update material for continuing nominations.
DPOLY executive committee will solicit and review the application packages for the John H. Dillon medal and recommend a candidate to the APS.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Wesley Burghardt, (Chair), Sanat Kumar (Chair-Elect), Darrin Pochan (Vice Chair), Stephen Cheng (Past Chair), Steven Hudson, Venkatraghavan Ganesan, Chinedum Osuji, Lynn Loo
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.
2016 RecipientThomas H. Epps, III
University of Delaware
Past Recipients2015: Chinedum O. Osuji
2014: Ryan C. Hayward
2013: Mahesh Mahanthappa
2012: Rachel Segalman
2011: Raffaele Mezzenga
2010: Yueh-Lin Loo
2009: Venkat Ganesan
2008: Kari Dalnoki-Veress
2007: Darrin J. Pochan
2006: Kenji Urayama
2005: Jan Genzer
2004: Marcus Muller
2003: Helmut Strey
2002: Timothy J. Bunning
2001: Klaus Schmidt-Rohr
2000: Wesley R. Burghardt
1999: Anne M. Mayes
1998: Spiros Haralambos Anastasiadis
1997: Nitash Pervez Balsara
1996: Julia A. Kornfield
1995: Stephen Z. D. Cheng
1994: Scott T. Milner
1993: Mark D. Ediger
1992: Glenn H. Fredrickson
1991: Kenneth S. Schweizer
1990: Jean-Michel Guenet
1989: Frank S. Bates
1988: Dale S. Pearson
1987: Matthew Tirrell
1986: Murugappan Muthukumar
1985: Andrew J. Lovinger
1984: Charles C. Han