Science Prizes

Innovation has been a driving force within Oxford Instruments since Sir Martin Wood founded the company over 50 years ago. We actively support and encourage innovation in all forms, both within Oxford Instruments and externally. We are proud to sponsor the following Science Prizes to recognise the achievements of young scientists around the world:

  • The Young NanoScientist India Award: The Nanotechnology Forum for young scientists has been formed to encourage and support research in the field of nanotechnology in India. The forum committee will initiate programmes to enhance growth and acknowledge outstanding achievements in this field. Dr. Narayan Pradhan (from Indian Association of Cultivation Science - Kolkata) is the winner of the 2nd Oxford Instruments Young Nano Scientist India Award. His research theme nominated for the award is ‘Doping in Semiconductor Nanocrystals for generating new material properties’. Click here for details.
  • The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan: A prize for young scientists who have made an outstanding achievement in condensed matter science in Japan. We are delighted to announce Dr Michihisa Yamamoto from the Quantum-Phase Electronic Center, The University of Tokyo, and Center of Emergent Matters, RIKEN, Japan as the winner of the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan.
  • The Fritz London Memorial Prize: Oxford Instruments have been sponsoring the London Fritz Memorial Prize since 1996, which was created to recognise scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics. Contact us for details.
  • The Simon Memorial Prize: Oxford Instruments also sponsors the Simon Memorial Prize which was created to recognise scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics. Contact us for details.