Israel Vacuum Society

IVS Research Excellence Prize sponsored by Applied Materials

IVS Research Excellence Prize, recognizes scientists who conduct outstanding internationally acclaimed research in the fields that are fostered and encouraged by the IVS, as evidenced in symposia and other activities sponsored by the society. These include, but are not limited to photo-voltaics, thin films, electronic materials and processing, surface, plasma and vacuum sciences, hydrides, crystal growth and nanostructures.

The Israeli Vacuum Society (IVS), Science, Technology and Applications, will award the Research Excellence Prize in the annual IVS Meeting on June 6, 2011 at the Israel Air Force House, Herzliya. The monetary prize and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the winner at the IVS Annual Meeting.



Eligible individuals include scientists who have accomplished outstanding experimental or theoretical research in fields indicated above in Israel within the five years preceding the nomination. The nominee must be a member in good standing of the IVS on the date the prize is received. The prize will normally be given to an individual nominee; however, multiple prizes may be considered in exceptional cases. Employees, officers and current members of the executive committees of IVS and its affiliate societies are not eligible.


Nominations may be made by IVS affiliate organizations, universities, government agencies, research organizations and individuals. Self-nominations are not accepted. Prior nomination does not exclude a candidate from consideration in subsequent years.


The nominator should provide:

  1. Name, position, institution, professional address and e-mail, professional phone and fax, home address and home phone number of the candidate.
  2. A one-sentence synopsis of the reasons for selecting the nominee.
  3. Name, position, institution and professional address and phone of the nominator.
  4. A statement describing the work for which the prize is proposed and indicating the role of the work in solving particular scientific problems and significance of the problems. The candidate's individual role in collaborative research should be clearly stated. The statement should not exceed two pages in length.
  5. A list of at least two Israeli and two non-Israeli supporting individuals whom IVS may contact for more information on the candidate.
  6. At least one representative sample which illustrates the nominee's contribution. Books, scientific articles and other materials are appropriate.

All materials become the property of IVS.

All nominations must be received by May 15, 2011.

Address for Submission

Galit Weizman
Phone: 054-5580727