EHPRG: The European High Pressure Research Group

The EHPRG Award


The annual European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) Awards were established in July 1989 by the decision of the EHPRG General Assembly held in Paderborn, Germany. The aim of the Award is to promote excellence and encourage participation of young scientists and engineers in high-pressure research.

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 to:
    • 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
  • 2016 Two EHPRG awards will be given to:

Rules for attribution of EHPRG Awards


The Award is governed by the following rules:

  1. The EHPRG Awards is given annually to one or in exceptional circumstances two young scientists or engineers who demonstrated excellence in high pressure experimental or theoretical research. Each Award is accompanied by the prize of 500 EUR.
  2. The work nominated for the Award must be related to a high-pressure work carried out in any scientific area and conducted anywhere in the world. For the purpose of the Award "high pressure" is defined as pressure above 100 MPa.
  3. The candidate must be a citizen of a European country.
  4. The age of the applicant should not exceed 35 y.o. in the year in which the Award is given.
  5. At the time of nomination the candidate is required to be still active in high-pressure research.
  6. Applications should be submitted to the Secretary of the EHPRG by a senior person nominating 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 documents which can be used in assessing the suitability of the application.
  7. The applications are assessed by an independent panel of referees and the final decision is approved by the EHPRG Committee and cannot be appealed against.
  8. The winners are expected to present an oral contribution at the EHPRG Conference at which the Award is given. His/her registration and accommodation costs are covered by the Conference organisers.



The deadline for applications is the 31st of March.

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

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to:

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

Fax: +49 921 553770