David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics

This award  recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of materials physics who is notable for high quality 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 will be considered for three review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024

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.

2024 Selection Committee Members: Junqiao Wu (Chair), Emanuel Tutuc, Elbio Dagotto, Suchitra Sebastian, Xiao-Xiao Zhang, and James Rondinelli

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.