EU-40 materials prize


We seek to honor those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, and those young researchers whose work already leads to great expectations for future leadership.

The award is reserved to researchers showing exceptional promise as leaders in the materials science having performed the research for which this prize is awarded while working in Europe.

The award consists of a 5,000 Euro cash prize, a certificate, waiver of the meeting registration fee and an plenary talk at the 2023 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society where the award will be presented.

Nominations should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae including birth date;
  2. List of key publications (including citations and impact factors);
  3. Letters of support from two well established scientists;
  4. Any additional supporting information relevant to the award.

The nomination package should not exceed 10 pages (excluding the list of key publications) and should be sent by email to (subject:eu40materials) before March 15th, 2023.

The nominee shall not have reached his/her 40th birthday in the year in which the nomination is submitted (2022). Proposals will be evaluated shortly after and the candidates will be informed by mid April 2023 at the latest.


Congratulations to our 2023 E-MRS EU-40 Materials Prize Laureate !


Plenary talk - Thursday June 1 - 09:00 - 09:30

E-MRS EU-40 Materials Prize


Chemical Principles for Quantum Materials Discovery

Fabian O. von Rohr
University of Geneva, Department of Quantum Matter Physics,


The discovery of materials with tailored properties has, time and again, proven to be a crucial stimulus for technological advancement and, by implication, of societal progress. Quantum materials discovery, in particular, is widely considered to have a key role in the development of such next-generation technologies that will meet the urgent technological demands of our society. Our research aims at establishing a general experimental platform for realizing new quantum materials. In this presentation, I will discuss some of our recent results regarding the discovery and characterization of new quantum materials. This work is at the intersection of condensed-matter physics and materials synthesis, and as I will discuss here, a special emphasis on the combination of physical and chemical concepts is extremely important for developing these new quantum materials.



Conference Chairpersons
Gabriel M. CREANMinistry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

19-21, Boulevard Royal L-2914 Luxembourg Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Ian W. BOYDBrunel University London

Kingston Lane Uxbridge UB8 3PH U.K.
Valentin CRACIUNNational Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele, Romania and Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics

Magurele, Ilfov, Romania