Prize Recipient


Per Nordblad
Uppsala University


"For his enormous and sustained efforts of nearly three decades in nurturing physics research and education in several Third World countries, including Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and Eritrea, leading to the establishment of several prominent groups pursuing internationally competitive physics today."


Per Nordblad, born 1949, is Professor in Solid State Physics at Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. from Department of Technology, Uppsala University in 1980 and was postdoctoral fellow at Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, 1981-82. He served during fall 1999 as professor in Physics at Asmara University, Eritrea.

He has authored/co-authored more than 300 articles in international physics journals in the fields of magnetism and superconductivity. He has throughout years collaborated extensively with research groups in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Thailand and co-published some 70 papers with these.

Per Nordblad has been acting as Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters (2006-2011) and was selected outstanding referee by APS in 2013. He is a member of APS and the Swedish Physical Society. He has been organizer, committee member, and invited speaker/participant at numerous international conferences, workshops and schools, and served as evaluator and member of evaluation committees for many different Research Councils and Agencies.

Selection Committee:

Sergio Ulloa, Chair; E. Berger; N. Koller; S. Nahar