Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award

To recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in beam physics and engineering. The annual award consists of $2,500 and a certificate to be presented at an awards ceremony at the Division of Physics of Beams Annual Meeting, and an additional allowance of up to $500 for travel to the meeting. The recipient will be invited to present the work as an invited talk in an appropriate session of the meeting.

Establishment & Support

The award was established in 1990 by the Division of Physics of Beams and is supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, Fermi Research Associates, and Southeastern Universities Research Association/Jefferson Lab.

Rules & Eligibility

A nomination will be accepted for any doctoral student of a university world-wide for work performed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. Nominees must pass their thesis defense not more than 18 months before the nomination deadline. An individual can only be nominated once; however, an unsuccessful candidate will be carried over for 1 year.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Saturday, September 16, 2017

The 2018 Award will be presented during the 2018 IPAC’18 conference, April 29 – May 4, 2018 at the JW Marriott parq Vancouver in Vancouver, BC.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the 2018 Award Selection Committee:

Dr. Rui Li
Email: lir@jlab.org

Nomination Guidelines

In addition to the general requirements for award nominations (see Nomination Guidelines), the documentation should include copies of the thesis, biographical sketch, nominating letter, additional letters of support, and a list of publications.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Large documents, such as the thesis may be more easily submitted by placing them on a web site and providing the link. If this is not possible, five hard copies of the nomination documents should be provided.


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.