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     Division of Plasma Physics         
     Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies
  
      AAPPS Bulletin    

 

1. Foundation of AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize
The Board of Directors of Division of Plasma Physics after consultation to the I-HAC (International Honorary Advisory Committee) decided to establish AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize to recognize the seminal/pioneering/innovative work in the field of plasma science, technology and applications in 2018.

2. Description of AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize
AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize is awarded by the Division of Plasma Physics of the AAPPS to recognize outstanding contributions to experimental and/or theoretical research in all fields of plasma applications, with focus on impacts on industry or innovation in plasma science, technology and applications.
i) Rule: This Prize will be given to an AAPPS-DPP member who has made the seminal / pioneering/innovative
 contribution to any field of plasma science, technology andapplications as stated above.
ii) Nomination: Necessary documents and time schedule for nomination will be announced in the DPP home
  page. DPP seeks outstanding nominations worldwide and especially from the Asia-Pacific region.
iii) Selection: Selection will be made by AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize Selection Committee annually.
iv) Selection Committee: DPP chair, Chair-Elect and CEO will appoint selection committee Chair and
  members.
v) Award Ceremony: Certificate, Prize and a cash award will be bestowed to the awardees at
  the AAPPS-DPP conference held every year.
vi) Obligations: Plasma Innovation Prize awardees should deliver invited/plenary talks in AAPPS-DPP
  conference as well as contribute a review paper to the DPP’s RMPPjournal.

3. Nomination guideline
Any DPP members (not a member of the committee making the selection) may submit one nomination or seconding letter for “AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize” in any given year.
A nomination should include: A letter evaluating the nominee's qualifications in the light of the particular features of the prize and identifying the specific work to be recognized.

Nomination statement shall include:
1. Name of nominee (only one person)
2. Citation
3. Description of scientific significance
4. Importance of the work, with focus on impacts on industry or innovation in plasma science, technology
  and applications

5. Detailed CV of the nominee
6. Selected most important publications on the citation with some information on published journal’s impact
  factor, number of citations (WoS or Scopus). And list of patents. Please submit copies of the two most
  important papers and/or two patents with explanation of innovation/significance and role played by the
  candidates.

7. Two seconding letters, from well-known experts in the field, each less than 3 pages.
  Seconding letters are not limited from AAPPS-DPP members.
8. Commitment letter by the nominee to be able to participate and make an invited/plenary presentation in
  AAPPS-DPP annual conference and to write a review article to the DPP’s RMPP (Springer) journal.
  Please provide the title of the paper.

Note: Winner(s) shall submit the review paper in about 8 months after the AAPPS-DPP- annual conference.

The nomination is valid for two years. DPP shall not give the prize more than once to the same recipient. The names of members of the Prize Selection committee will be posted on the DPP homepage only after its decision. The nomination statement shall be sent to the DPP CEO (aapps.dpp.ceo@gmail.com) electronically. Maximum of two recipients will be selected each year. If no suitable candidate is found by the selection committee, then the PIP award for that year will not be given to maintain the high standard of the prize.
The award ceremony will be held in AAPPS-DPP annual conference.

The nomination deadline for 2021 AAPPS-DPP Plasma Innovation Prize is April 30, 2021 in Japan time.

Past laureates:
2019: Roderick W. Boswell
2020: Masaru Hori

2021: Anthony Bruce Murphy

4. Call for Sponsorship and Contribution
Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) seeks the official sponsorship by any organizations and personal contributions in support of above prospectus. Contribution will be used for DPP operation and awards. Official sponsorship by the organization will be recorded in the diploma of DPP Awards and the home page. Official sponsorship shall be one or more units in the US $3,000.
You may visit AAPPS-DPP HP at  http://aappsdpp.org/AAPPSDPPF/index.html.



2019 Prize is sponsored by , and supported by


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