Bruker Prize and Lecture

Bruker Prize Lecture 2023


Prof Stefan Stoll

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 2023 Bruker Prize will be awarded to Professor Stefan Stoll.

Professor Stefan Stoll is awarded the 2023 Bruker Prize not only for his outstanding scientific contributions to the field of Electron Spin Resonance, in particular for his theoretical and computational method development, but also the advancement of the whole field of ESR and its community world-wide through the development and continued advancement of EasySpin, an open-source spectral simulation toolbox which is used by virtually all ESR spectroscopists around the world.

The list of previous Bruker Prize winners is available here.


Bruker Thesis Prize 2023

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 2023 competition will be invited to give a prize lecture at the 56th Annual International Meeting of the RSC ESR spectroscopy group, at University of Leeds, 27th–30th March 2023.

The rules of the competion are:

1. To be eligible for the Bruker ESR Thesis Prize, the thesis defence (viva voce examination or equivalent) must have taken place within 730 days of the deadline.

2. Applications should be submitted by the thesis author and must include a one-page summary, as well as one-page letters of support from the thesis supervisor and one of the examiners (the external examiner where possible).

3. Theses that were previously submitted for the 2022 competition are still eligible if they fall within the dates above; authors of such theses should contact Chris Wedge (as below) but need not resubmit the paperwork.

Submissions will be shortlisted by the RSC ESR Group Committee. Each of the shortlisted works will be sent to an expert reviewer, appointed by the Committee, for comments on quality, importance, impact and presentation. The Committee will then collate reviewer comments and make an award decision.

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

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