Prize

James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Emanuel Tutuc, 2023 recipient
Emanuel Tutuc, 2023 recipient

The James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials recognizes and encourages 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.

Rules and eligibility

The prize is open to scientists of all nationalities irrespective of where their work has been carried out. Nominations will be considered for three review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.

Process and selection

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.

Establishment and support

The prize was established in 1997 and is endowed by IBM and the APS Division of Materials Physics.

Recent recipients

Emanuel Tutuc

2023 recipient

For seminal contributions to the synthesis and assembly of high-quality 2D materials and their heterostructures.

James Hone

2023 recipient

For seminal contributions to the synthesis and assembly of high-quality 2D materials and their heterostructures.

Kenji Watanabe

2023 recipient

For seminal contributions to the synthesis and assembly of high-quality 2D materials and their heterostructures.

Takashi Taniguchi

2023 recipient

For seminal contributions to the synthesis and assembly of high-quality 2D materials and their heterostructures.

Daniel C. Ralph

2022 recipient

For pioneering studies of materials physics in spin-transport and related devices.

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The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Nominations deadline
June 3, 2024
Type
Prize
Category
Research
Amount
$10,000

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