The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists
In the spirit of the mission of east, the Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize has been established with the purpose to encourage promising young scientists.
The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists is given in the name of the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd, where east has had its headquarter since its foundation in 1989. The town of Schwäbisch Gmünd has always been a strong support for east and has a long tradition of craftsmanship of precious metals. The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists was given for the first time 2017, but is going to be awarded every year to promising young scientist.
The mission of the European Academy of Surface Technology (east) is to promote Europe-wide science, research, training and education in the field of surface technology and related areas in order to contribute to the integration, understanding and friendship between European people and individuals.
The Schwäbisch Gmünd Prize for Young Scientists 2024
consist of a sum of 500 Euro, a diploma and an electroformed silver unicorn statuette. The prize winner is expected to give an invited talk at the east forum 2024 (time and place will be announced on www.east-site.net ). Travel costs will be covered.
will be based on originality, creativity and excellence in surface technology. The experience of the applicant will be taken into account, meaning that expectations are higher for e. g. a post doc than a PhD student.
The applicant must be active in Europe and hold a university degree. The applicant might be a PhD student or hold a PhD degree not older than 2021. There is no age limit, but the applicant should be in the early stage of his/her career.
The jury will this year be led by
Dr László Péter
Wigner Research Center for Physics Hungary
Other members of the jury are:
- Professor Dr Nevenka Elezovic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
- Professor Dr Andreas Bund
University of Ilmenau, Germany
- Professor Dr Caterina Zanella
Jönköping University, Sweden/Trento University, Italy