It is our great honor and pleasure to announce the launch of The Heinrich Rohrer Medal, an international prize in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology based on surface science.
December, 2013, The Surface Science Society of Japan
Press Release in Japan
Prospectus_Heinrich Rohrer Medal_(English)
Prospectus_Heinrich Rohrer Medal_(Japanese)
1. Purpose of the Medal
In order to celebrate the great achievements accomplished by one of the
Nobel Laureates in 1986, Late Dr. Heinrich Rohrer, and also to express our deepest gratitude for his huge contribution to
the research community, and finally to promote further progress in research
and development in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, an international
prize named after him has been established in 2013 by The Surface Science
Society of Japan (SSSJ) in collaboration with IBM Research - Zurich, Swiss Embassy in Japan and Ms. Rohrer.
2. Outline of the Medal
The Heinrich Rohrer Medal is composed of the Grand Medal and the Rising Medal as described below. The Medal is awarded every three years, in the year of International Symposium on Surface Science (ISSS) organized by SSSJ (scheduled in 2014, 2017, 2020,...). The award ceremony will be held at ISSS, and the winners are requested to deliver award lecture/talks at ISSS. The first awarding will be at ISSS-7 in November, 2014.
3. Nomination and Selection
SSSJ calls for nominations of the candidates all over the world by asking
many foreign and domestic researchers, societies, research institutes and
universities covering the fields relating to the Medal. The nomination should be solely done in personal capacity, not by institutional nomination. Anyone can nominate the candidates by
submitting a nomination letter together with related materials to the Award
Committee through e-mail (email@example.com) by the end of February in the award year (2014, 2017, 2020,...). The details for the nomination
is shown below. The candidates are not limited by their nationality, sex,
age, and affiliation, while the candidates only for the Rising Medal should
be 37 or less years old as of January 1st of the award year. The deceases
cannot be nominated. Self-nomination is not acceptable.
The Award Committee, which is organized by SSSJ, is composed of international members. The names of committee members will be opened after the selection each time.
4. Nomination Procedure
A nomination may be made by anyone qualified to evaluate, highlight, and
validate the nominee's accomplishments. Any individual may submit one nominating
or supporting letter for each Medal (Grand Medal or Rising Medal).
Complete package of documents mentioned below should be transmitted electronically as PDF files (with proper security protection) to:
by the end of February 2014.
A Curriculum Vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee and a list of publications and patents will be required to submit later, if necessary in the selection process.
5. Invitation to the Official Sponsors
SSSJ is inviting enterprises and companies, which are active in the fields
relating to The Medal, to the official sponsors providing funds for operating
the Medal. The funds are for the prize money and other expenses relating
with the awarding. SSSJ would like to ask each company to kindly contribute
one or more units at JPY500,000 (USD5,000) a unit. The official sponsors
are stated clearly on the Web page and the certificates of the Medal. Please
contact us below to ask the information and invoice for the donation.
Contact: Ms. Emiko Uemura, Secretary-General, SSSJ
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TEL:+81-3-3812-0266, FAX:+81-3-3812-2897,
Hongo Corporation 402, 2-40-13 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ)
Prof. Shuji Hasegawa, Chair of The Committee of Foreign Affairs in SSSJ
Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, email@example.com