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
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.
This year’s deadline has passed. Please check back soon for next year’s nomination information and deadline.
DPOLY executive committee will solicit and review the application packages for the John H. Dillon medal and recommend a candidate to the APS.
2014 John H. Dillon Medal Recipient:
Ryan C. Hayward
University of Massachusetts, Amherst