Prizes, Awards and Grants

ECOSS34 prize winners.

ECOSS34 Prize Winners
The winners of the ECOSS Prize, Jan Gerrit Horstmann and the EPS Poster Prize, Eman Zaki.


All presenting PhD students and Postdocs who submitted their thesis no more than 1 year before the conference start date were eligible to apply to compete for the ECOSS prize. The prize of 1500 EUR, sponsored by SPECS, was awarded to the best oral presentation, selected from 19 applicants.

The prize was awarded by the ECOSS-34 prize committee and handed to the winner at the closing ceremony on Friday 31st August.

The winner of this prize was:

Jan Gerrit Horstmann

University of Göttingen, Germany

UES-CT-MON-8 Tracing structural phase transitions and phase ordering at surfaces with ultrafast LEED

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EPS Poster Prize


All PhD students displaying posters at the conference and who indicated that their poster should be considered, were entered into the EPS poster prize competition. They must have been eligible for registration as a student and have chosen one of the student registration options when registering to attend the conference. The prize of 200 EUR, sponsored by the EPS, was given to the author of the best poster. The evaluation criteria are: scientific content, presenter's knowledge and enthusiasm for their topic and poster aesthetics.

The prize was awarded by the ECOSS34 prize committee and given to the winner at the closing ceremony on Friday 31st August.

The winner of this prize was:

Eman Zaki

Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Germany

SCR-P-59 Adsorption of H2O and CO2 on Fe3O4 surfaces

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EPS Invited Speaker Grant

We are please to announce that the EPS Invited Speaker Grant has been awarded to:

Lifeng chi

Soochow University, China

MOL-IT-THU-34On-Surface Precise Chemistry

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Travel Grant Awardees

We are pleased to announce the awardees of the travel grants supported by the European Physical Society (EPS) and the Carlsberg Foundation.

EPS Travel Grants

Financial support (350 EUR per awardee) and a reduction in registration fee has been awarded to three young researchers who received their PhD degree not more than 6 years (or equivalent) prior to the application deadline.

Applicants must be studying or working at a European Institution, or be able to demonstrate economic need. You must have submitted an abstract through the normal procedure. Grants were awarded by the ECOSS-34 prize committee primarily on the basis of scientific merit. The awardees are:

Ilaria Carlomagno

Roma Tre University, Italy

OXI-CT-MON-14 The role of interface effects on the magnetic response of MgO/Co/MgO trilayers

Chun-Ren Ke

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

ENM-CT-MON-9 In situ investigation of degradation at organometal halide perovskite surfaces using near-ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Florian Lackner

Graz University of Technology, Austria

NPS-CT-THU-3 Functional plasmonic nanostructures obtained from helium droplet synthesis

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Carlsberg Foundation student travel grant

Financial support (500 EUR per awardee) has been awarded to four PhD students presenting contributions at ECOSS-34. Grants have been awarded by the ECOSS-34 prize committee primarily on the basis of scientific merit.The awardees are:

Peiyu Chen

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2DM-CT-WED-35 Epitaxial growth of monolayer MoS2 on SrTiO3 single crystal substrates

Marcos del Cueto

Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

SCR-CT-THU-25 Surface analysis with molecular techniques: fast molecular diffraction from KCl(001) at grazing incidence conditions

Khushboo Yadav

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

MOL-CT-THU-33 Switching and electronic properties of switchableazobenzene derivatives on HOPG

Jianfeng Zhou

Lund University, Sweden

CAT-CT-THU-28 New insights from studies of Pd single crystals during CO oxidation in a stagnation flow

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Free Registration for Student Helpers

There are up to ten positions available for "student helpers" at the conference (e.g. to be microphone runners during the sessions), where the registration fee will be waived. If you are a student and would like to apply for one of these positions please contact the ECOSS 2018 organisers.