This award, the most prestigious in the IFES community, recognises an emerging scientist for a recent and original work in the field of field emission, field ionization, or related phenomena. This includes, but is not limited to, technique development, applications or theory development. This prize is highly competitive and the winner is selected during the APT&M conference, at the conclusion of a 2-stage selection process.
Candidates to the E.W. Müller Outstanding Emerging Scientist Award must be PhD students, or must have obtained their higher degree within the two years preceding the APT&M meeting.
All candidates must submit an abstract to APT&M according to the normal process on the conference website. To be considered for the Müller Award, candidates must also, separately, upload their paper and the following documents on the International Field Emission Society website http://fieldemission.org (click on Müller Award, note that you will need to create an account to log in):
A preselection of 6 finalists will be chosen by the Müller Award Panel, appointed by the IFES Steering Committee, which represent a broad cross-section of the IFES membership. The criteria for the selection are:
Finalists must present their papers in person on the first day of the APT&M meeting in order to receive their award. All candidates are expected to attend and participate in the entire meeting. The criteria for the selection of the winner are:
The winner will be chosen by the Müller Award Panel at the APT&M meeting.
Note that the candidates must also submit the abstract of the presentation to the APT&M website before the abstract submission deadline. Candidates that are not selected for the finale will be considered for an oral or poster presentation in the regular sessions of the meeting.
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