Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2018 awarded to Guus Rijnders
Dutch physicist is honored for his contributions to the field of interface engineering
Heidelberg | London, 24 April 2018
The 2018 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Guus Rijnders of the University of Twente in the Netherlands for his research on pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The award, which includes a prize of US$5,000, will be presented at the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, Germany on 5 October 2018, and will be accompanied by a public lecture given by the winner.
Guus Rijnders investigates complex materials, particularly those used in electronic devices. He focusses on the structure-property relation of atomically engineered complex (nano)materials, especially thin film ceramic oxides. As one of the leaders in the field of PLD, and a driving force of interface engineering, Rijnders is one of the few major researchers who openly addresses controversial topics in the field. He has also successfully brought PLD from the laboratory to industry as the co-founder of two companies.
The Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics recognizes researchers who have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics. It has been awarded annually since 1998 by the editors-in-chief of the Springer journals Applied Physics A – Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics. Winners in previous years have included Roland Wiesendanger, Xiang Zhang and Viktor Malka.
Rijnders said: “I am very pleased to accept this prize and feel honored to join the former recipients, who are all respected and excellent researchers. I see this prize as a recognition for our scientific and innovative contributions to the field of atomic controlled oxide thin film growth with pulsed laser deposition. I thank all my co-workers for their contributions.”
Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan. Visit www.springer.com and follow @SpringerNature
Photo credit: ©Eric Brinkhorst - Guus Rijnders
Elizabeth Hawkins | Springer Nature | Communications
tel +49 6221 487 8130 | firstname.lastname@example.org