Dr Sam Vinko, Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Physics, and a Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, has been awarded the 2016 Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.
Dr Vinko received the award at a ceremony during the International Conference on Plasma Physics, held in Taiwan in June. As part of the prize, Dr Vinko gave an invited talk during the conference.
The award citation reads :
In recognition of his seminal contributions in using the world’s first hard x-ray free electron laser to create and diagnose solid density plasmas, and for new insights into the electronic structure and collisional dynamics of such systems.
The Young Scientist Prize is granted by the IUPAP to researchers with up to eight years of research experience following a PhD.
Updated: 12 July 2016