IXAS Awards

The IXAS presents awards to outstanding individuals working with X-ray absorption spectroscopy. These are given out at the International XAFS Conference and are a highlight of the conference.

There are three IXAS awards to be handed out at the ceremony in the IXAS session. The IXAS Vice-Chair forms the Awards Committee consisting of five voting members representing different scientific areas after opening a call for nominations to the Awards Committee. Nominations with cv or recommendation letters are received by the Awards Committee which selects the winners by voting.

Outstanding Achievement Award (Edward Stern Prize):
The highest award of the International XAFS Society. The awards committee invites nominations across all disciplinary areas, including both experimental and theoretical studies of XAFS. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae for the nominee. The award includes a $1000 prize.

Young Scientist Award for Applications of XAFS (Dale Sayers Prize):
The nominee must have made contributions to the XAFS field. Nominations are invited across all disciplinary areas, including both experimental and theoretical studies of XAFS. Nominees should be within 8 years of a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae for the nominee. The award includes a $500 prize.

Young Scientist Award for Theory and Instrumentation (Farrel Lytle Prize):
This award recognizes an outstanding young scientist for Theory and Instrumentation for XAFS.
The nominee must have made contributions to the XAFS field. Nominations are invited across all disciplinary areas, including both experimental and theoretical studies of XAFS. Nominees should be within 8 years of a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae for the nominee. The award includes a $500 prize.


Past winners of the IXAS Awards:

Outstanding Achievement Award (Ed Stern Prize)

2018: Hiroyuki Oyanagi (KEK) and Ronald Frahm (University of Wuppertal)
2015: Majed Chergui (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and Andrea di Cicco (Università di Camerino)
2012: Klaus Baberschke (Freie Universität Berlin), Stephen P. Cramer (University of California & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
2009: Britt Hedman (Stanford University) and Frank de Groot (Utrecht University)
2006: Calogero R. Natoli (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati) and John J. Rehr (University of Washington)
2003: Dale Sayers (North Carolina State University)
2000: Ed Stern (University of Washington)

Young Scientist Award for Applications of XAFS (Dale Sayers Prize)

2018: Elisa Borfecchia (University of Turin)
2015: Narciso Souze-Neto (Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory)
2012: Carolin Antoniak (University of Duisburg-Essen)
2009: Emad Flear Aziz Bekhit (BESSY), Keiske Hatada (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati)
2006: Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (Danish Technical University)
2003: Paola D’Angelo (Universita’ La Sapienza)

Young Scientist Award for Theory and Instrumentation (Farrel Lytle Prize)

2018: Dimosthenis Sokaras (Stanford University)
2015: Amelie Juhin (French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris)
2012: Joshua Kas (University of Washington)
2009: Grigory Smolentsev (Southern Federal University)
2006: Pieter Glatzel (ESRF)
2003: Matthew Newville (University of Chicago)