The BRSG and NMRDG have agreed to make an annual award of a prize for an Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance by a researcher within 7 years of having taken up an independent position. The recipient of the prize will be invited to give a prize lecture at either the BRSG or the NMRDG Christmas meeting, and will receive a prize of £200.
The 2014 prize was awarded to Gavin Morley (Warwick) for work on applying magnetic resonance to study coupled electron and nuclear spins in silicon for quantum technologies. Gavin will give a talk at the NMRDG Christmas meeting on 16 Dec 2014 on his work.
The 2013 prize was awarded to Jonathan Mitchell for work in the area of time domain NMR applied to porous materials. Jonathan gave a talk at the Christmas meeting of the BRSG on 16 December 2013 on his work.
The 2012 prize was awarded to Dr John Morton (Oxford) at the NMRDG Christmas meeting on Wednesday 12 December 2012, where John gave a lecture entitled “Electron and nuclear spin qubits in the solid state”
The 2011 prize was awarded to Dr Marina Carravetta (Southampton) at the BRSG Christmas meeting on Monday 12 December at the Institute of Physics, London, where Marina gave a lecture entitled "Cryogenic static and MAS NMR on magnesium boride".
The 2010 prize was awarded to Dr Mathias Nilsson (Manchester).
The 2009 prize was awarded to Dr Sharon Ashbrook (St Andrews) at the BRSG Christmas meeting on Tuesday 15 December at the Institute of Physics, London, where Sharon gave a lecture entitled "Multinuclear NMR study of host-guest interactions in microporous aluminophosphates"
The awardee can be of any nationality, but is to be based in the UK or Ireland at the time of nomination and award. The research being recognised can have been partially but not exclusively carried out outside the UK or Ireland.
The prize will be awarded to a researcher within the first seven years of taking up an independent postion(allowing for career breaks).
The awardee cannot be a member of the prize committee (which is made up of two representatives from the BRSG and two representatives from the NMR Discussion Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry).The recipient need not be a member of the IOP BRSG: The Magnetic Resonance Group or the NMR Discussion Group.
Candidates for the award need to be nominated (and seconded) by a member of the BRSG or the NMR Discussion Group. A short case is to be made as to why the candidate is suitable for a prize recognising excellence in magnetic resonance, including reference to one or more substantial contributions to the field.
The Prize will be awarded by a committee made up of two representatives from the BRSG and two representatives from the NMR Discussion Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A majority decision of the prize committee is required.