The award consists of a certificate, a cash prize of 1500 euros, a travel grant (not exceeding 500 euros) and fee waiver to attend the Thermodynamics Conference 2013, to be held in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 3 to 6 September 2013 (conference website:, where the award will be presented.

Nominations may be submitted by any PhD supervisor at a PhD-awarding institution in an EFCE member country or by a member of a national or regional member association of EFCE. The nominated PhD thesis and publication(s) must address a topic relevant to the field of thermodynamics and/or transport properties. The thesis must have been completed and published and the PhD degree examined and awarded between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012.

Closing date for nominations: 31 March 2013

Further information about the nomination procedure, selection of candidates, eligibility, supporting documentation, etc, can be obtained from the website of the EFCE Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties at or the EFCE website at