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The PANalytical Award 2013 promotes exceptional young scientists


October 1, 2013, Almelo, the Netherlands. PANalytical is one of the world’s leading suppliers of analytical X-ray instrumentation and software. The company embarked on an initiative to reward young scientists that have demonstrated innovative thought to their research when using an X-ray analytical technique with a € 5 000 prize. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response of last year’s inaugural PANalytical Award, it was decided that the competition would be run yearly, rather than the biennial event that had initially been proposed.

The PANalytical Award is an opportunity to advance scientists that are presently establishing their research careers. These early-career researchers are most acutely affected by the reduced research spending in many regions due to the prevailing economic climate. PANalytical aims to provide substantial, but more importantly a meaningful injection to the career of an outstanding scientist. Researchers that have never held a professorship and that use laboratory-scale X-ray equipment as their primary analytical technique are eligible to apply for the award. No restriction is placed on the manufacturer of the X-ray equipment.

The winner of the award would have published a paper that appeared in print from 1 January 2012 until 30 November 2013 and that demonstrates groundbreaking thinking in a topical field. The prize will be decided by a selection committee that includes established research scientists unaffiliated to PANalytical. To date Prof. Christian Lehmann from the Max Planck Society in Mülheim and Prof. T.N. Guru Row from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have graciously agreed to participate on the Selection Committee for the 2014 Award. A third independent researcher is still to be appointed before entries close.

Applying for the award is easy via www.panalytical.com/award, with a closing date of 30 November 2013. Correspondence or questions about the award can be addressed to award@panalytical.com.

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