EHPRG: The European High Pressure Research Group

The EHPRG Award


The European High Pressure Group decided during its General Assembly held in Paderborn, Germany, July 1989, to attribute awards called EHPRG Awards. The aim is to promote high-pressure research of high quality and to encourage young researchers in the area.

See below for the rules for attribution of EHPRG Awards.

EHPRG Award winners


  • 1990 Dr. Dabos-Seignon, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1991 Dr. A. Goncharov, Moscow, Russia
  • 1992 Dr. U. Frey, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1993 Dr. S. Buga, Moscow, Russia
  • 1994 Dr. Thomas Tröster, Paderborn, Germany
  • 1995 Dr. S. Klotz, Paris, France
  • 1996 Dr. J. Haines, CNRS, Meudon, France
  • 1997 Two EHPRG awards were given:
    • Dr. O. Andersson, Umeĺ, Sweden, for phyisics
    • Dr. P. Bugnon, Lausanne, Switzerland, for chemistry
  • 1998 Dr. Michal Bockowski, High Pressure Research Center, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1999 Dr. Valentin G. Baonza, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2000 Dr. Rainer Lübbers, Paderborn, Germany
  • 2001 Dr. Konstantin Kamenev, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2002 Dr. Ingo Loa, MPI, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2003 Dr. Giuseppe G. N. Angilella, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  • 2004 Dr. Artem R. Oganov, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2005 Dr. Clivia Hejny, CSEC and School of Physics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006 Dr. Antonino Marco Saitta, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • 2007 Dr. Agnčs Dewaele, CEA, Paris, France
  • 2008 Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys, Berlin University of Technology, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Dr. Denis Kozlenko, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
  • 2010 Dr. Olga Degtyareva, University of Edinburgh and CSEC, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2011 Dr. Miriam Marqués, MALTA-Consolider Team, Spain, and University of Edinburgh and CSEC, UK
  • 2012 Dr. Stephen A. Moggach, University of Edinburgh and CSEC, UK
  • 2013 Dr. Julia Contreras-García, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • 2014 Dr. Innokenty Kantor, ESRF, France
  • 2015 Dr. Oleksandr O. Kurakevych, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Rules for attribution of EHPRG Awards


The following rules were adopted:

  1. The EHPRG Awards will be granted annually to one or two young promising scientists or engineers. The amount is fixed at 500 EURO each.
  2. The work for which the award is given must refer to a high-pressure work carried out in any scientific area in any laboratory, even non-European. High pressure is here defined to mean above 1000 bar or 100 MPa.
  3. The candidate must be a citizen of an European country.
  4. The maximum age of the applicant is fixed at 35 in the year in which the award is granted.
  5. At the time of application the candidate is required to be still active in the high-pressure area.
  6. Applications must be forwarded in quadruplicate to the Secretary of the EHPRG via a senior person acting as sponsor for the applicant. The application form must be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae, a two-page report of the work considered for application, the list of publications, invited lectures, communications, posters, and any other item which can be used to assess the suitability of the applicant.
  7. The Organising Committee of EHPRG is the only body entitled to make a decision. The decisions are non-reversible. The Committee can submit the application to referees external to EHPRG.
  8. The winners are expected to present an oral contribution at the EHPRG meeting at which the Award is granted. His/her registration and accomodation costs shall be covered by the Conference organisers.



Applications for the Annual EHPRG Award must be received by April 30th of the year to which the Award is referred.

Download here the rules for attribution of the award and the application form.

Send applications to:

Professor Dr N. Dubrovinskaia, EHPRG Secretary
Laboratory of Crystallography
University of Bayreuth
Universitaetsstrasse 30
D-95447 Bayreuth, Germany

Fax: +49 921 553770