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.
Micromachines established the Best Paper Award to recognize its best published papers in 2017. Nominations are selected by the Editorial Office of Micromachines based on the review reports. All research articles and review papers published in 2017 are eligible for consideration.
The Evaluation Committee consists of 25 Editorial Board Members chaired by the Section Editor-in-Chief, Professor Ai-Qun Liu. Each paper nominated was examined carefully before the decision was made for the Micromachines Best Paper Award 2018. The Best Paper Award winners are:
- Cho, E.; Mohammadifar, M.; Choi, S. A Single-Use, Self-Powered, Paper-Based Sensor Patch for Detection of Exercise-Induced Hypoglycemia. Micromachines 2017, 8, 265; doi:10.3390/mi8090265. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/8/9/265
- Au Ieong, K.I.; Yang, C.; Wong, C.T.; Shui, A.C.; Wu, T.T.Y.; Chen, T.-H.; Lam, R.H.W. Investigation of Drug Cocktail Effects on Cancer Cell-Spheroids Using a Microfluidic Drug-Screening Assay. Micromachines 2017, 8, 167; doi:10.3390/mi8060167. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/8/6/167
- Eisenhaure, J.; Kim, S. A Review of the State of Dry Adhesives: Biomimetic Structures and the Alternative Designs They Inspire. Micromachines 2017, 8, 125; doi:10.3390/mi8040125. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-666X/8/4/125
In recognition of their accomplishments, each Best Paper Award winner will be given a certificate, a cash award of 500 CHF, and an opportunity to publish a paper in Micromachines free of charge (equivalent to 1400 CHF) in Open Access format after the standard peer-review process.
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.