Roger Taylor Award

Established 2013

The British Carbon Group is pleased to announce the Roger Taylor Travel Award intended as a travel grant for students and early career researchers with up to ten years' postdoctoral experience. The award is to be utilised 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.

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 for the recipient to attend and present at this conference.

The award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Award Information

Award History

The travel award is 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, six books, 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.


Applications should be sent to Nassia Tzelepi, Chair of The Roger Taylor Award Committee, at or by post to Research Fellow in Graphite Technology, NNL Central Laboratory, Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PG, United Kingdom.

The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of three documents: 1) The extended abstract or paper as submitted to the conference (only one paper is permitted for the purposes of the award), 2) A short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and 3) A commentary provided normally by the candidate's supervisor or close colleague.


Award details

The award consists of an £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.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Students and early career researchers
    • Attending and presenting their paper either orally or as a poster at the Advanced Carbon Nanostructures conference
    • They must not reside or work in the country hosting the conference
    • Previous applicants are welcome to reapply
    Career Stage
    • Early-career
    • Fullerene and related science such as the functionalisation of carbon materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene


Frequency Annual

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