Applied Sciences Awards
To acknowledge all of you who have generously given your time and effort to review manuscripts submitted to Applied Sciences, on behalf of the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi, we plan to dedicate this award to those who have provided dedication, professionalism, and timeliness when reviewing manuscripts.
Anonymous peer-reviewing guarantees the quality and integrity of scholarly communication. Applied Sciences Editorial Office is extremely grateful to reviewers for the time, energy and devotion that they have given to peer-reviews.
What are the pre-requisites to be eligible for this award?
All the reviewers for Applied Sciences in 2018 will be included automatically.
What do the winners receive?
This award will consist of five awardees and each will receive
- A certificate
- 500 Swiss Francs (CHF)
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced on the journal website early in 2019.
How to be in with a chance to win?
For those of you who have not yet reviewed papers for the journal but would like to do so, you could easily register as a reviewer at https://susy.mdpi.com/volunteer/profile/edit
Young Investigator Award 2018 (2,000 CHF)
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Received a Ph.D. degree within the past 10 years.
- Be 35 years age or under (as of 31 October 2018)
- Ground-breaking research conducted and a significant contribution made to the advancement of the field of “Applied Sciences”. Please refer the URL below. http://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/about
List of Documents for Application:
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants.
- List of conferences the candidate attended in 2018 and the research results presented.
- Scanned copy of doctorate certificate.
- Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.
The award will consist of:
- 2000 Swiss Francs,
- an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Applied Sciences after peer review, and
- an engraved plaque.
We welcome nominations and applications for this award until 30 November 2018.
The winner will be announced in the middle of January 2019.
Travel Awards 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Applied Sciences Travel Awards for 2018.
They have been granted to: Dr. Riccardo Frisenda, who was awarded a Rubicon postdoctoral fellowship by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research); and Dr. Matthias Benjamin Jungfleisch, a postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
Dr. Riccardo Frisenda is working at the Material Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), Spain, researching two-dimensional layered semiconductors for applications in optoelectronics. In particular, his activity focuses on the study of the electronic structure of these materials and the changes induced by different external stimuli, such as strain or temperature.
Dr. Matthias Benjamin Jungfleisch has worked with Dr. Axel Hoffmann in the Magnetic Films Group at Argonne National Laboratory since 2014. His research resulted in an honorary mention of the 2016 Argonne Outstanding Postdoc Award. Dr. Jungfleisch’s research interest lies in the area of spintronics and magnetization dynamics. In particular, his work focuses on design, fabrication and characterization of nanoscaled magnonic elements and novel spin-torque devices.
It was a difficult decision with such high quality applications for the awards and we would like to thank all applicants for submitting their diverse and fascinating range of research topics. On behalf of the assessment committee, I congratulate the winners for their accomplishments.
Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi
The competition for 2019 Applied Sciences Travel Awards will be open for applications in early June.
The Applied Sciences Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission to publication process are maintained. The median time to first decision is 19 days and the median time to publication is 48 days.
The following referees have been selected by the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi, to receive “Applied Sciences 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of their reviews in 2017. Each of them will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for their outstanding review work:
Augusto Cannone Falchetto
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
University of Sheffield, UK
University of Palermo, Italy
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Travel Awards 2017
I am pleased to announce the winners of the Applied Sciences Travel Awards for 2017.
The Travel Awards were granted to: Dr. Urcan Guler, a postdoctoral researcher in the joint research group of Professor Alexandra Boltasseva, Professor Alexander Kildishev, and Professor Vladimir Shalaev at Purdue University, USA; and Dr. Davide Bossini, who was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for overseas researchers by the JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science). Dr. Bossini is working in the research group led by Prof. Junji Yumoto and Prof. Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Urcan Guler works in the areas of nanophotonics and nanofabrication with a focus on design, development and characterization of material systems for utilization as plasmonic and metamaterial components in harsh environment applications.
Dr. Davide Bossini is researching the ultrafast manipulation of the magnetic order in solid state compounds. In particular, his activity focuses on the study of laser-induced coherent and incoherent spin dynamics on the femtosecond timescale in antiferromagnets.
Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi