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Applications open for 13th Otto Schott Research Award

03 Apr 2013

Biennial award honors outstanding research in the field of glass.

Applications have officially opened for the 13th Otto Schott Research Award, with a closing date of July 31, 2013.

Presented for the first time in 1991, the biennial award – it alternates with the similar Carl Zeiss research prize - honors outstanding scientific achievements in the field of international glass research. The winner, who will be announced in 2014, will receive a prize of €25,000.

Schott, which organizes the award in collaboration with Germany’s Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft scientific innovation agency and the Ernst Abbe Fund, says that candidates should provide references of their outstanding scientific achievements in fundamental research and/or technology development in the areas of glass and related advanced materials, components and systems in the fields of optics and electronics, solar power, health and living.

In 2012, the Schott award was shared by Joachim Deubener from Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany, for a broad scope of work including crystallization kinetics, and the borate glass specialist Adrian Wright of Reading University in the UK.

Previous winners have included Akio Ikesue for his development of new ceramic laser materials, and Andreas Tünnermann, now director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, for work on solid-state lasers.

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2014 award, either by traditional mail or electronically, is July 31, 2013. For detailed information on how to apply to the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany, and the award itself, visit: www.otto-schott-research-award.de.

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