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 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North and South America: This is an annual prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in North and South America. We are delighted to announce Dr Brad Ramshaw, Assistant Professor at Cornell University as the winner of the 2017 LOR Science Prize.
  • The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe: A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in Europe. We are pleased to announce Dr Francois Parmentier from the Université Paris-Saclay, France and Dr Erwann Bocquillon from the Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, France as the joint winners of the 2017 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize.
  • The Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for China: A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in China. The opportunity to submit nominations for the 2016 award is closed now. Click here to find out about the winners.
  • 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’. A felicitation ceremony for the winner was held on April 27, 2017 in Bengaluru, India. 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. The opportunity to submit nominations for the 2016 award is closed now. We are delighted to announce Professor Akihito Ishizaki from the Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science Department at the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki Japan as the winner of the 2016 Sir Martin Wood Prize.The prize winner was awarded at an event in Tokyo on 11th November, 2016
  • The Fritz London Prize: Oxford Instruments also sponsors the London Fritz Prize which was created to recognize scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics. Contact us for details.