Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
We are inviting applications for two Travel Awards for postdoctoral fellows and PhD students to attend an international conference of their choice in the second half year 2019 or the first half of the year 2020. The Awards will consist of 800 Swiss Francs each. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee.
–– An abstract on their work (including impact and significance statement)
–– A Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of publications
–– The conference planned to attend and the work that will be presented
–– A letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
A general requirement will be that all candidates should be: PhD students or postdoctoral researchers with less than 5 years’ experience post-PhD.
Please send your applications to [email protected] by 30 April 2019. The winners will be announced by 30 June 2019.
With our inaugural issue published in 2010, 2018 marks Micromachines’ 9th anniversary. To acknowledge the authors’ support and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishment, the editorial board is proud to announce the Micromachines Best Paper Awards 2018. We hope this award will encourage the publishing of high-quality papers in the journal.
All papers published between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017 are eligible to compete for the award. The award committee, composed of Micromachines editorial board members, will carefully evaluate the papers according to the rigor of their science, their significant contribution to the field, and the originality of the work.
Eligibility for the awards:
–– Both original research articles and review articles published in Micromachines between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.
–– Editors seek to recognize innovative or creative papers with transparent, reproducible, rigorous, and relevant science. The quality and clarity of the presentation will be considered, as will the potential impact of the paper in its field.
–– Open to all age groups and career levels.
–– Editors will nominate papers for consideration according to the following criteria:
- Scientific rigor
–– Two final winners will be selected for the Micromachines Best Paper Awards 2018. Each winner will receive a certificate, a cash award of 500 CHF, and an opportunity to publish a paper in Micromachines free of charge (a value of 1400 CHF).
Travel Awards 2018
As the Editor-in-Chief of Micromachines, I am pleased to announce the twowinners of the 2018 Micromachines Travel Awards: Frederik Kotz, Ph.D. Candidate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Fernando Soto, Ph.D. Candidate at University of California San Diego. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs eachtoattendanyacademicconferencein the second half year of 2018 or first half year of 2019.
Mr. Frederik Kotz’s research involves material science, microtechnology, glasses and 3D printing. He will present his research “High-throughput polymer molding of transparent fusedsilicamicrofluidic chips” at the 22st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2018), 11-15 November 2018, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Mr. Fernando Soto works on developing ultrasound power nanorobots as novelplatforms towards advancing microscale tissue penetrationand delivery of therapeutic payloads. He willpresenthis research“Recentad- vances inthe powering andactuationofnanorobots using soundwaves” at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, 25-30, November 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On behalf of the award committee, we would like to thank all applicants and to congratulate Mr. Frederik Kotz and Mr. Fernando Soto for their accomplishments.
Travel Awards 2017
As the Editor-in-Chief of Micromachines, I am pleased to announce the two winners of the 2017 Micromachines Travel Awards: Kevin Paulsen, Ph.D. Candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Ke Du, Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, Berkeley. The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each to attend any academic conference in the second half year of 2017 or first half year of 2018.
Mr. Kevin Paulsen’s research involves 3D particles, particle fabrication, optofluidics and inertial microfluidics. He will present his research “Sub-100 micron 3D-shaped particles from optofluidic fabrication with on-the-fly pillar fabrication” at the 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2017), 22 –26 October 2017, in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Dr. Ke Du works on microfluidics, micro- and nanomanufacturing, and nanomaterials. He will present his research on optofluidic waveguides and sensors at the Hilton Head Workshop 2018: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, which will be held at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, 3–7 June 2018.
It was a difficult decision, given the exceptional quality of more than 50 applications for the awards, and on behalf of the award committee, I would like to thank all applicants and to congratulate Mr. Kevin Paulsen and Dr. Ke Du for their accomplishments.