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Phillips Award

The Phillips Award is for distinguished service to the Institute of Physics.


This award is for members who have played a significant role in the Institute of Physics. We reward innovative ideas or activities that have made a major contribution to our objectives. Nominees may have made original contributions to:

  • our groups
  • our branches
  • our governance
  • the promotion of the Institute of Physics

Examples of distinguished service include:

  • starting a new activity
  • establishing a new local centre
  • running a major conference
  • setting up a public engagement event

Making a nomination

We recognise that our members contribute to the IOP in many different ways and we do not have a set of criteria for making a nomination. 

Nominations open from 19 November and close on 13 January 2020. Visit our awards platform to start your nomination 

About Major CES Phillips

Major CES Phillips was one of the founders of the Institute of Physics and was Honorary Treasurer from 1929 to 1945. He was a pioneer in medical physics and also served as President of the British Institute of Radiology from 1930 to 1931, and as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Institution.

Winners

2019

  • Dr Dimitra Darambara
  • Professor Jamie Hobbs
  • Dr John Williams

Find out about our 2019 winners

2018

  • Stuart Palmer
  • Nicola Wilkin

2017

  • Dr Heather Williams

2016

  • Professor Brian Fulton
  • Dr Mark Telling

2015

  • Professor James Hough OBE
  • Professor Julian Jones OBE

2014

  • Bob Boutland

2013

  • Ann Marks MBE CPhys FInstP and Neil Marks CPhys FInstP (Joint Award)
  • John Colligon CPhys FInstP

2012

  • Lisa Jardine-Wright
  • Colin Latimer

Learn about our other awards