Bruker Prizes



Bruker Prize Lecture 2022


Prof. Graham Smith

Since 1986 Bruker BioSpin has generously sponsored an annual lectureship and prize, given to a scientist who has made a major contribution to the application of ESR spectroscopy in chemical or biological systems. The ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 2022 Bruker Prize will be awarded to Prof. Graham Smith. As the nominations highlighted his outstanding work spans not just ESR but also the neighbouring discipline of millimeter wave RADAR. Even within EPR the scope of his work is large and impressive including both state of the art ESR methods applied to biophysics, instrumental development including ultra-short deadtimes and sensitivity in W-band hardware and AWG pulse development in ESR.

The list of previous Bruker Prize winners is available here.


Bruker Thesis Prize 2022

The ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Bruker Corporation are pleased to announce the 8th Bruker ESR Thesis Prize, set up to recognize outstanding work by PhD students in the field of ESR Spectroscopy. The winner of the 2022 competition will be invited to give a prize lecture at the 55th Annual International Meeting of the RSC ESR spectroscopy group, at University of St Andrews, 6th–10th June 2022.

The online application portal is closed at Applications should have been sent, in the form of four PDF files (one-page summary of the thesis, the full thesis, supervisor support letter, examiner support letter)

Any enquiries about the thesis prize should be directed to the ESR Group Secretary — Dr Chris Wedge (