International Small-Angle Scattering Conference


SAS2012 Prizes



Guinier prize
The SAS-2012 Organizing Committee and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Commission on Small-angle Scattering will present a prize of US$5000 in honour of the great scientist and ‘father’ of small-angle scattering, Professor A. Guinier at SAS-2012. The Guinier prize is awarded for either a lifetime achievement, a major breakthrough or an outstanding contribution to the field of small-angle scattering.
Previous recipients of the Guinier prize: 2002 - Michael Agamalian (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, USA); 2006 - Heinrich B. Stuhrmann (GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Germany) and 2009 - Vittorio Luzzati (Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France).



Award of 2012 Guinier Prize to Professor Otto Glatter

Professor Otto Glatter_SAS2012 icon graphicThe 2012 Guinier Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Small-Angle Scattering is awarded to Professor Otto Glatter of the University of Graz, Austria: for his dedicated development, application, propagation and dissemination of small-angle X-ray, light and neutron scattering methods over more than 40 years; for his pioneering work on the development of the indirect Fourier Transform method and its application to solve practical problems in real materials across many fields, especially in polymer science, soft matter and nanoparticle systems, and its extension to concentrated systems.
It's also for his universally recognized service in building up the international small-angle scattering community through teaching and training, software development and publication, development of instrumentation, and the writing of a widely used teaching text.


Otto Kratky Award

(sponsored by Anton Paar)


The Otto Kratky Award went to Ilja Voets (TU Eindhoven) for excellence in SAXS analysis.



ANSTO sponsored prizes

  • The best use of SANS to an industrial application was won by Aaron Eberle (ExxonMobil);
  • The award for young scientist in SANS went to Kathryn Krycka (NIST);
  • The two ANSTO poster prizes were awarded to Mo Segad Meehdi (Lund U) and Matthias Schwartzkopf (DESY).







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15th International Small-Angle Scattering Conference
18-23 November, 2012, Sydney Australia
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