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|The Zener Prize|
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Zener Gold Medal
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions in materials science, physics, or materials physics|
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|Currently held by||Leszek B. Magalas (2017)|
|Number of laureates||23 prizes |
20 laureates of the Gold Medal as of 2017[update].
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The Zener Prize (also known as the Zener Gold Medal) is an international award bestowed in recognition of groundbreaking scientific discoveries within the fields of materials science and physics, with an emphasis on applications in mechanical spectroscopy and internal friction. Formerly named the ICIFUAS Prize (1965-1989), the Zener Prize was established in honor of the pioneering work on anelasticity by Clarence Zener († 2 July, 1993). The Zener Prize is presented by the Chancellery of the Zener Prize, which is chaired by the Chairman of the International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy, ICIFMS, formerly the International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids, ICIFUAS (1956-2002).
The Zener Prize, considered one of the most prestigious in materials science, may be awarded in recognition of an impactful individual discovery or for a substantial contribution to the fields of materials science and materials physics through a cumulative lifetime body of work. The Prize has been awarded to 23 individuals as of 2017. Each laureate of the Zener Prize receives a Zener Gold Medal and a diploma. Zener Gold Medal is struck in 20 karat gold and features a right profile image of Clarence Zener on the front side. The Zener Prize is not awarded posthumously.
Announcement of the 2017 Zener Prize
The Zener Prize was awarded to Leszek Bogumił Magalas for his paradigm-shifting research on mechanical spectroscopy of solids. Professor Leszek Bogumił Magalas resides at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.
List of laureates
|1965*||Werner Otto Köster||1896–1989||Germany||Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Metal Research at Berlin (Das Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Metallforschung, Berlin);|
Max Planck Institute for Metals Research,* Stuttgart
|1969||Warren Perry Mason||1900–1986||United States||Bell labs, Murray Hill, Manhattan, New Jersey|
|1985*||Clarence Melvin Zener||1905–1993||United States||University of Chicago, Chicago (1945-1951); |
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh (1951-1965);
Texas A&M University, College Station (1966-1968);
|1989||Ting-sui Kê||1913–2000||China||Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP),  Hefei|
|1989*||Arthur Stanley Nowick||1923–2010||United States||Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (1951-1957);|
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center,
Yorktown Heights, New York, New York (state) (1957-1966);
|1993||Piero Giorgio Bordoni||1915–2009||Italy||"Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome|
|1993||Kurt Lücke||1921–2001||Germany||RWTH Aachen University, Aachen|
|1993*||80px||Alfred Seeger||1927–2015||Germany||Max Planck Institute for Metals Research* (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems), Stuttgart;|
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart
|1993||Charles Allen Wert||1919–2003||United States||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana|
|1996||80px||Andrew Vincent Granato||1926–2015||United States||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana|
|1999||80px||Gunther Schoeck||1928–2015||Austria||University of Vienna, Vienna|
|2002||Willy Benoit||born 1938||Switzerland||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne|
|2002||Masahiro Koiwa||born 1938||Japan||Kyoto University, Kyoto|
|2005||Rosario Cantelli||born 1940||Italy||"Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome|
|2005*||80px||Manfred Weller||1940–2017||Germany||Max Planck Institute for Metals Research* (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems), Stuttgart|
|2008||Daniel Newson Beshers||born 1928||United States||Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, New York (state)|
|2008||Gaetano Cannelli||born 1936||Italy||University of Calabria, Rende|
|2008||Gilbert Fantozzi||born 1942||France||Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), Lyon-Villeurbanne|
|2011||80px||Gérard Gremaud||born 1949||Switzerland||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne|
|2011||Fabio Massimo Mazzolai||born 1934||Italy||University of Perugia, Perugia|
|2014||Qing-Ping Kong||born 1930||China||Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Hefei|
|2014||Robert Schaller||born 1948||Switzerland||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne|
|2017||Leszek Bogumił Magalas||born 1954||Poland||AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków|
The number in the first column is the year the laureate received the Prize. A number with asterisk (*) means the person received the award while was working at the university/institution containing that asterisk. There have been three years in which the Prize was not awarded (1973, 1977 and 1981).
70 is the average age of the Laureates the year they were awarded the Prize.
University ranking by affiliation at the time of the award
This is a list of the universities that Zener medalists have been affiliated to at the time the Zener Prize was awarded.
|3||Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart||Germany|
|3||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne||Switzerland|
|2||Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Hefei, Anhui||China|
|2||Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, New York (state)||United States|
|2||"Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome||Italy|
|2||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois||United States|
|1||AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków||Poland|
|1||Bell labs, Murray Hill, Manhattan, New Jersey||United States|
|1||Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||United States|
|1||Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), Lyon-Villeurbanne||France|
|1||Kyoto University, Kyoto||Japan|
|1||RWTH Aachen University, Aachen||Germany|
|1||University of Calabria, Rende||Italy|
|1||University of Perugia, Perugia||Italy|
|1||University of Vienna, Vienna||Austria|
The list of Zener laureates by university affiliation shows the university affiliations of individual winners of the Zener Prize since 1965. Universities and research institutions are listed in descending order according to the number of laureates.
List of countries by number of Prize winners
|United States||6||W.P. Mason, C.M. Zener, A.S. Nowick, C.A. Wert, A.V. Granato, D.N. Beshers|
|Germany||4||W. Köster, K. Lücke, A. Seeger, M. Weller|
|Italy||4||P.G. Bordoni, R. Cantelli, G. Cannelli, F.M. Mazzolai|
|Switzerland||3||W. Benoit, G. Gremaud, R. Schaller|
|China||2||T.S. Kê, Q.P. Kong|
Countries are listed in descending order according to the number of laureates.
- List of physics awards
- List of science and technology awards
- List of prizes named after people
- List of gold medal awards
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