EXSA awards

Biennial Awards of the European X-ray Spectrometry Association (EXSA) for Young X-ray Spectrometrists

Announcement for EXSA’s young scientist awards 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Every applicant for the Award must be 35 years or younger. Two awards will be attributed, one award for the PhD thesis (PhD obtained in the last two years) and one Postdoc award for the other young scientists.
    Date of birth within 35 years before opening of the respective EXRS conference. Well-grounded personal time-outs, e.g. maternity/paternity leave, will allow for an extension of the age limit (subject to decision of the executive committee).
  2. The major conditions are that the candidate has achieved internationally recognizable results either in the academic domain or in the field of innovation carried out mainly in Europe, and that consequently the main publications should be preferably in major European languages.
  3. The winner will be obliged to participate at the EXRS conference.

Submission procedure

    1. The period for the submissions of the applications ends on February 28 in years of EXRS conferences.
    2. The application of the candidate has to reach office by e-mail to ysa2018(at)exsa.hu.
    3. The application is limited to 3 pages for the curriculum and the description of the own contributions.
    4. Please see the full invitation for applications for EXSA’s young scientist awards.

Selection procedure

  1. A special committee has been nominated for the selection by the ExCom; it will receive all documents.
  2. The Award will be handed over by the EXSA president during the EXRS conference.



2006 Ina Reiche, Paris, France
2008 Giancarlo Pepponi, Trento, Italy
2010 Eva Marguí, Barcelona, Spain (PostDoc Award)
Matthias Müller, Berlin, Germany (PhD Award)
2012 Marta Manso, Lisbon, Portugal (PhD Award)
2014 Beatrix Pollakowski, Berlin, Germany (PostDoc Award)
Matthias Alfeld, Hamburg, Germany (PhD Award)
2016 Dimosthenis Sokaras, Stanford, CA, USA (PostDoc Award)


The EXSA award on outstanding achievement in X-ray Spectrometry

until 2014 EXSA bestowed an award on outstanding career in X-ray Spectrometry

Eligibility criteria:

  • publication & research record in XRS
  • teaching & organisational record in XRS
  • presence at EXRS conferences & EXSA events

1st step: nomination committee (consisting of approx. 5 scientists in XRS)

  • 2018: committee members:
    • Matjaž Kavčič, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Ana Pejović-Milić, Toronto, Canada
    • José Paulo Santos, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Laszlo Vincze, Ghent, Belgium
    • Alex von Bohlen, Dortmund, Germany
    • Charalampos Zarkadas, Almelo, The Netherlands
  • proposes 3 to 4 candidates for the award

2nd step: decision committee (consisting of up to 5 scientists from adjacent fields)

  • 2018: committee members:
    • Ewa Bulska, Warsaw, Poland
    • Terrence Jach, Gaithersburg, U.S.A.
    • Peter Petrik, Budapest, Hungary
    • Monika Plass, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Maria Luisa Polignano, Italy
  • decides on one of the nominated candidates



until 2014 outstanding carreer award

2006 Horst Ebel†, Vienna, Austria
2008 Peter Wobrauschek, Vienna, Austria
2010 René Van Grieken , Antwerp, Belgium
2012 Roberto Cesareo, Sassari, Italy
2014 Alex von Bohlen, Dortmund, Germany
2016 Koen Janssens, Antwerp, Belgium