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Call for nominations for the 2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism
Deadline 31 August, 2017

Established in 2016, the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is awarded every year to a young scientist for theoretical or experimental work in fields of fundamental or applied magnetism. This annual award replaces the two awards for theoretical/computational work and for experimental work, which were awarded every three years at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM).

The nominated candidate must not have completed more than eight years of research after the doctorate by the nomination date, with allowances for military service and parental leave. The award consists of a certificate, medal and a monetary award of $1,000. The awardee will be invited to present his or her results at the next forthcoming ICM.

The awardee will be selected by a committee composed of the members of the IUPAP Magnetism Committee (C9), together with past recipients of the Magnetism Award. Nominations may be made by anyone interested in the field of magnetism.

The nomination papers must include:

–   A laudatio of approximately 50 words.

–   Curriculum vitae of the candidate, which must not exceed two pages in length.

–   List of 6 of the candidate’s most significant publications, including citation information, not to exceed one page.

–   Commentary on the publications, which makes the case for the award, not to exceed two pages.

–   Letters of support, up to a maximum of three pages.

The documents must be collected into a single pdf file called Surname_YSPM.pdf, where Surname is the candidate’s name. The file should not exceed 2MB in size.

Nominations not conforming to these rules cannot be accepted.

Nominations should be emailed on or before the August 31, 2017 to the C9 Secretary, Dr. Burkard Hillebrands.


IUPAP 2016 Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

The 2016 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism will be awarded to:

Dr. Wei Han, Peking University, China

wei-han“For significant contributions to spin injection, spin transport and spin relaxation in graphene, and to the discovery of interface transparency and triangular antiferomagnetic IrMn3 for spin orbit torque in magnetic heterostructures.”

The award will be presented to Dr. Han at the next International Conference on Magnetism (ICM), which will take place in San Francisco, July 15-20, 2018.

Dr. Wei Han has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the International Center for Quantum Materials (ICQM) at Peking University since 2014. He received his Ph.D. in physics at University of California, Riverside in 2012. Then, he spent two and half years at IBM Almaden Research Center as a postdoctoral associate. Dr. Han’s main research focus has recently been on graphene spintronics, spin orbit torque in magnetic heterostructures, and two-dimensional quantum interfaces/materials. Dr. Han is the recipient of the 2009 AVS Leo Falicov student award and the 2012 APS GMAG student dissertation award.

IUPAP C9 2015 Award Winners                                                                        

The 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal have been awarded to

  •  Prof. Chia-Ling Chien

 Citation: “For pioneering discoveries in magnetic materials and nanostructures”


The 2015 IUPAP Young Scientist Medals in the field of Magnetism have been awarded to (in alphabetical order):

  •  Dr. Marius V. Costache

 Citation: “For the development of new methods to excite and detect on-chip ferromagnetic resonance and new detection schemes for the magnon-drag effect.“


  •  Dr. Masamitsu Hayashi

Citation: “For the pioneering work on domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanowires and contributions to the development of current controlled magnetism in magnetic heterostructures using spin orbit effects”