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Jury members of the EMS

  • the Awarding Board or “jury” consists of 6 people. 2 jury members are selected per category (Instrumentation and Technique Development, Materials Sciences, Life Sciences), but all have voting rights over all submitted papers
  • one EMS Board member chairs the Awarding Board and is responsible for timely actions, gathering info, reporting, …
  • voting in the jury is performed in a transparent way (not anonymous) (e-mail votes are eligible)
  • the President of EMS is the non-voting chairman of the jury. It is left to the discretion of the chairman of the jury to balance and process the evaluations of the individual jury members in the light of their different fields of expertise. He/She has no voting rights, except for a final selection in case of a balanced vote
  • voting members have a maximum term of 3 years, the EMS person responsible as chair can serve several terms
  • EMS does not provide any funds for the members of the jury (communications are expected to occur by e-mail, no face-to-face meetings are requested)
  • the names of the jury members are made public as a single list (no categories listed)


OPA 2021 jury members (judging on papers in 2020)

  • Miran Ceh (Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Juergen Plitzko (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany)
  • Florian Schur (IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria)
  • Iva Tolic (Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Maria Varela (Oak Ridge National Laboratory & University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chair: Randi Holmestad (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway)


OPA 2017 – 2020 jury members (judging on papers in 2016 - 2017 - 2019)

  • Jose-Maria Carazo (Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain)
  • Bruno M. Humbel (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Paul Midgley (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
  • Francesco Priolo (Università di Catania, Catane, Italy)
  • Erdmann Spieker (Institute for Micro- and Nanostructure Research, Erlangen, Germany)
  • Catherine Venien- Bryan (Université Paris 6, Paris, France)

Chair: Peter Nellist (University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom)


OPA 2014 – 2016 jury members (judging on papers in 2013 - 2014 - 2015)

  • Christian Colliex (Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France)
  • Alberto Diaspro (Optical Nanoscopy, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy)
  • Eva Olsson (Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers, Sweden)
  • Manfred Ruhle (Max Planck Institute fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Dirk Van Dyck (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science, Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Alice Warley (King’s College, Guy's Hospital London, UK)

Chair: Rik Brydson (Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, UK)


OPA 2011 – 2013 jury members (judging on papers in 2010 - 2011 - 2012)

  • José Carrascosa (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain)
  • Alan Craven (Department of Physics & Astronomy, Solid State Physics, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Wolfgang Jäger (Mikrostrukturanalytik, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany)
  • Varpu Marjomäki (Dept of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Bob Pond (Engineering, University of Exeter, UK)
  • Etienne Snoeck (CEMES, CNRS, Toulouse, France)

Chair: Rik Brydson (Institute for Materials Research, University of Leeds, UK)


EMS Board members: list found on www/


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