Polymer Physics Prize

To recognize outstanding accomplishment and excellence of contributions in polymer physics research. The prize consists of $10,000, up to $1,500 in travel reimbusement, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.

Establishment & Support

This prize was established in 1960 with The Dow Chemical Company now serving as chief supporter.

Rules & Eligibility

Nominations are open to all scientists of all nations regardless of membership in the Society or the geographical location in which the work was carried out. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but a prize may be shared when all the recipients have contributed to the same accomplishments. 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.

2020 Selection Committee Members: Jan Genzer (Chair), Ron Larson ('19 Recipient), Michael Rubinstein (Alternate), Amalie Frishcknecht, Venkat Ganesan, Ophelia Tsui

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.