2016 Roger Taylor Award

229th ECS Biannual Meeting – Special Travel Grant
The 2016 Roger Taylor Award
Application Deadline: March 2, 2016

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor’s scientific contributions helped propel the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex.

Roger Taylor Award

The Roger Taylor Award is a travel grant for students and early career researchers who have achieved up to ten years of postdoctoral experience to attend the 229th meeting of The Electrochemical Society and submit to Symposium B: Carbon Nanostructures and Devices. The Roger Taylor Award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group.

Recipient Qualifications

This international award is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality. Anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held is not eligible. As the 229th ECS meeting takes place in the USA, the 2016 Roger Taylor Award is not open to U.S. residents or employees.

The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of the following three requirements:

  • the extended abstract or paper as submitted to the conference (only one paper is permitted for the purposes of the award),
  • a short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and
  • a commentary provided normally by the candidate’s supervisor or close colleague.

Self-nomination is not permitted.


The recipient will receive £750 and a certificate at the 229th ECS meeting. The winner must attend the biannual meeting and present his or her paper either orally or as a poster.

The closing date for applications is 4 p.m. BST, March 2, 2016. No late submissions will be accepted. The Award Committee of the British Carbon Group will determine the successful applicant.

Ms. Nassia Tzelepi, MBA CPhys CEng MInstP
Research Fellow in Graphite Technology, NNL Central Laboratory
Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1PG, United Kingdom

About Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor (1935 – 2006), was an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sussex where he published 350 scientific papers and six books and made a significant contribution to the high international reputation of chemistry at Sussex. Prof. Taylor was the winner of the RSC Josef Loschmidt prize in 2002. With the discovery of C60 and the other fullerenes, he was known for research related to the preparation and characterization of novel derivatives of fullerenes, especially those having fluorine, hydrogen, alkyl and aryl group addends; and time and again producing novel structures such as the holey fullerenes, saturnene, triumphene, functionalized dimers and the fullerene trannulenes.

The British Carbon Group (registered charity 207890) is affiliated to The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Institute of Physics and The Society of Chemical Industry.



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