BTM Willis Prize 2021 – Call for Nominations

The IOP Neutron Scattering Group and the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry have established a prize for outstanding neutron scattering science. The prize is named in honour of the founding chairman of the Neutron Scattering Group, Professor B T M Willis. It is intended that the prize will be awarded annually.


The prize is awarded to an individual in recognition of a single outstanding piece of work, or a longer term coherent body of work, in the application of neutron scattering to a significant problem in physics, chemistry, materials science, earth science, the life sciences, or engineering, or alternatively in recognition of a major development in neutron scattering instrumentation or techniques.


The recipient of the prize will normally be a young scientist, i.e. in the first 12 years of a research career (allowing for career breaks) e.g. following the award of a first degree, who has made a substantial contribution to the development or reputation of physics / Chemistry / Biology in the UK or Ireland.


Nomination letter, applicants CV of no more than 3 A4 pages and two letters of support have to be submitted to the NSG Secretary by the deadline. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

For more information about the nomination and applications please contact the NSG Committee.

Deadline: 23:59 Friday 30 July 2021

Please forward your nominations to NSG Secretary Dr Katharina Edkins.