All presenting PhD students and Postdocs who defended their thesis between 23 August 2020 and 29 August 2022 (the conference start date) were invited to apply for the ECOSS prize.

Three prizes of a total amount of 1500 EUR, sponsored by SPECS, were given to

1st prize:
Igor Sokolović, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Two distinct two-dimensional electron gases appearing at truly bulk-terminated, cleaved SrTiO3(001)

2nd and 3 prize, ex aequo:
Alice Apponi, Università degli studi Roma Tre, Italy
Transmission through Graphene of Electrons in the 30 – 900 eV Range
Steffen Tober, Deutsches ElektronenSynchrotron (DESY), Germany
Site-selective Cation Transport in the Near-Surface Region of Magnetite (001)

EPS Poster Prize

All PhD students displaying posters at the conference were eligible to compete for the poster prize. The evaluation criteria were: scientific content, poster aesthetics, presenter’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic.

Three prizes of 200 EUR, have been awarded (ex aequo) to

Inga Langguth, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Xenon Interfaces on Coinage Metal Surfaces as Low Interaction Substrates for Fundamental Chemical Processes

Carsten Schröder, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany
Ligand Directed Heterogeneous Catalysis: Selective Hydrogenation of Acrolein on Ligand Functionalized Pd(111)

Maximilian Schaal, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Fabrication and Investigation of 2D Blue Phosphorene

EPS Travel Prize

Two travel grants of 350 EUR per awardee have been awarded to young researchers who received their PhD degree no more than 6 years (or equivalent) prior to the application deadline and presented a contribution, studying or working at a European institution or demonstrating economic needs. The registration fee was waived for the three awardees.

The recipients of the EPS travel prize are

Khadisha Zahra, University of Manchester, UK
Contributed Talk: Studies of Substrate Mediated Modification of CVD Graphene – Bubbles and More

Yi-Ying Sung, University of St. Andrews, UK
Contributed Talk: Inducing Electronic Defect States in Graphene Nanoribbons by Surface Confined Hydrogenation

IUVSTA-Elsevier Travel Awards

The IUVSTA-Elsevier Awards are designed to give partial financial support to four PhD or Master students (within seven years of obtaining their bachelor degree at the start of the congress) to help them to attend the ECOSS 2022 conference at which they are presenting a paper.

The amount of the IUVSTA-Elsevier Award is up to EUR 500 (in addition to a waiver of the conference fee).

The following three ECOSS participants have been granted:

Ambili K K, Indian Institue of Science, Bangalore, India
Poster: Probing Dual Topological Insulator Bi1Te1 Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Roey Ben-David, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
|Contributed Talk: Dissociative adsorption of methanol on copper surfaces at ambient conditions: A new kinetic model of adsorption

Sabrina Guericke, Lund University, Sweden
Contributed Talk: A combined XPS and DFT study of In2O3(111) surface terminations and CO2 adsorption

Gian Paolo Brivio Award

The first Gian Paolo Brivio International Prize has been jointly awarded during ECOSS 2022 by Instituto Lombardo – Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Milan and the European Doctorate PCAM – Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials.

Eligible for application were young researchers working at a European institution, aged no more than 32 years, for research within physics and chemistry of advanced materials.

The prize has been awarded to

Dr. Giovanni Di Liberto, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Prize Winner Talk: Role of Dihydride and Dihydrogen Complexes in Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

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