James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials
To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the science and application of new materials. This shall include the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena in known materials leading to both fundamentally new applications and scientific insights, and shall also include theoretical and experimental work contributing significantly to the understanding of such phenomena. The prize consists of $10,000 plus a certificate citing the contribution of the recipient and an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is presented. It is awarded annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1997 and is endowed by IBM.
Rules & Eligibility
The prize is open to scientists of all nationalities irrespective of where their work has been carried out. Nominations are active for 3 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.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2014 prize is July 1, 2013. The nomination package must include:
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.
Please contact Shelly Johnston for information on submitting updated material for nominations held-over from the previous selection process.
Selection Committee Members: David Vanderbilt, Chair; Stephan von Molnar
2013 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials Recipient(s):
Costas M. Soukoulis
Iowa State University
David R. Smith
John B. Pendry