Travel Awards 2018
We are inviting applications for two Travel Awards for postdoctoral fellows or PhD students to attend an international conference of their choice in 2018. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee chaired by the
Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian.
- The applicant must be a PhD graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow.
- The candidate should provide an active registration at a university or a letter from the supervisor on his/her scholar status.
- The applicant must present his/her own original work as an oral or poster presentation at the conference for which s/he has been awarded.
Applicants should provide:
- An abstract that will be submitted to the conference being held in 2018 (conference format is acceptable).
- An updated Curriculum Vitae.
- Justification letter for the choice of the conference and costs .
- Letter of support from her/his mentor/institution for the remaining cost if applicable.
The Awards will consist of 800 Swiss Francs each, and may be used for registration, travel, or accommodation. The awardee must provide a copy of the page in the conference program showing the abstract/presentation and meeting badge after attending the conference.
Please apply by clicking the button above before 31 December 2017. The winners will be announced by the end of February 2018.
Young Investigator Award 2017
Dear readers of Materials,
After an extensive voting period, we are proud to announce Dr. Andrea Alù as the first winner of the Materials Young Investigator Award who is a Full Professor and the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He was the outstanding candidate, as voted for by the evaluation committee of the Materials Investigator Award, out of 36 candidates who were each proposed by at least two other colleagues from the broad field of materials science.
Dr. Alù received his Ph.D. with Professor Lucio Vegni and Professor Nader Engheta at the University of Roma Tre in 2007 and did postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Professor Nader Engheta. At the age of 37, Dr. Alù has already achieved an extraordinary standing in the materials community. Dr. Alù’s scientific work over the past few years has been focused on the conception, modeling and application of nanostructured artificial materials and metamaterials to mold electromagnetic waves, light and sound in exotic ways, going beyond the limits and challenges associated with the use of natural materials. To date, he has co-authored over 345 journal papers, edited one book, 28 book chapters, and 552 conference papers. His work has not only led to prime level basic research, but has also shown to be highly relevant for engineering, achieving significant impact in materials science and beyond.
On behalf of the Materials Editorial office staff and editorial board members, I wish to congratulate Dr. Andrea Alù for his excellent performance and wish him all the best for his future career.