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Roger Taylor Award

Roger Taylor

Established 2013

The British Carbon Group is pleased to announce The Roger Taylor 2017 Travel Award in memory of the distinguished scientist Professor Roger Taylor (1935 - 2006), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sussex. During his career, he published 350 scientific papers and six books and made a significant contribution to the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex and was the winner of the RSC Josef Loschmidt prize in 2002.

With the discovery of C60 and the other fullerenes, he was known for research related to the preparation and characterization of novel derivatives of fullerenes, especially those having fluorine, hydrogen, alkyl and aryl group addends; and time and again producing novel structures such as the holey fullerenes, saturnene, triumphene, functionalized dimers and the fullerene trannulenes.

The award is intended as a travel grant for students and early career researchers with up to ten years postdoctoral experience to attend an important international meeting for the advancement of fullerene and related science such as the functionalisation of carbon materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene. The award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Professor Taylor was a keen participant in Advanced Carbon Nanostructures, organised by the Ioffe Institute (formerly known as IWFAC, organised by Professor Vul and colleagues in St Petersburg); the award is thus to attend and present at this conference.

Nominated by: Self-nomination is permitted

Eligibility: The award is international and consequently is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality. Anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held, is not eligible. It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents their paper either orally or as a poster. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

Application: The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of three documents:

  • The extended abstract or paper as submitted to the conference (only one paper is permitted for the purposes of the award),
  • A short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and,
  • A commentary provided normally by the candidate's supervisor or close colleague.

Applications should be sent to Nassia Tzelepi, Chair of The Roger Taylor Award Committee, at nassia.tzelepi@nnl.co.uk.

Alternatively, applications can be made by post, to the following address:
Research Fellow in Graphite Technology, NNL Central Laboratory, Sellafield
Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PGM, United Kingdom

Description of Award: £800 Travel Grant presented at the time of the conference with a certificate. It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents their paper either orally, or as a poster.

Presented at: Advanced Carbon NanoStructures

Frequency: Annual

Nomination Deadline: 4pm Monday 20 March 2017

Selected by: Award Committee of the British Carbon Group

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