ANBUG awards

Following a recent review of our ANBUG awards at the 2018 AGM, ANBUG will be recognising the achievements of our members annually in the following areas:

ANBUG Career Award – for sustained contribution throughout the recipient’s career to a scientific subfield, or subfields, using neutron scattering techniques.

ANBUG Neutron Award – for outstanding research in neutron science and leadership promoting the Australian neutron scattering community (>10 years post PhD).

ANBUG Young Scientist Award – for outstanding research utilising neutron scattering by scientists within 10 years of PhD conferral when accounting for significant career breaks.

ANBUG Outstanding PhD Prize – for a PhD thesis on research using neutron scattering techniques submitted to a university in Australia or New Zealand after 1st January the year prior to the award year (i.e., 1st January 2019 for the 2020 award).

Nominations for the 2020 awards are open and the nomination form can be downloaded here. The deadline for nominations is the 18th September 2020.

Past awards


Career Award for sustained contribution – Stewart Campbell

Neutron Award (>10 years post-PhD) – Vanessa Peterson

Young Scientist Award (<10 years post-PhD) – Rico Tabor

Outstanding PhD Prize – Timothy Murdoch


Outstanding PhD Prize – Grace Causer


Career Award – Rob Robinson

Award for Outstanding Research – Chris Ling


Award for Outstanding Research – Ross Piltz


Award for Sustained Contribution – Ian Gentle


Award for Outstanding Research – Maxim Avdeev

Sustained Contribution – Chris Howard


Award for Outstanding Research – not awarded

Sustained Contribution – Margaret Elcombe


Award for Outstanding Research – Prof. Erich Kisi (Newcastle University)

Sustained Contribution – Prof. Brian O’Connor