David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics

This award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics, who is noted for the quality of his/her research, review articles and lecturing. The Lectureship consists of a $5000 honorarium for the lecturer and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. The award will be made at the March APS meeting where the lecturer will present an invited talk before the appropriate focused session of the Materials Physics Division. It is presented annually.

Establishment & Support

This lectureship was endowed in 1988 with contributions from the friends of David Adler and major support from Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., as well as support from the APS Division of Material Physics.

Rules & Eligibility

Nominations are open to anyone doing research, writing, and lecturing in the field of Materials Physics. The lectureship shall be for outstanding contributions to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of materials and their properties. In addition to the significance of the research, special attention shall also be paid to the clarity of written and oral skills of the recipient. The lectureship shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but a second person can be included if the work and/or review was jointly developed. Nominations are active for three years.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2020

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.

To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.

2021 Selection Committee Members: Vivien Zapf (Chair), Chang Beom Eom ('20 Recipient), Arun Bansil, Rachel Goldman, Chung-ning (Jeannie) Lau

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.

Nominees and award and office holders 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.