Anatole Abragam Prize

ISMAR has created the Anatole Abragam Prize, sponsored by Bruker, to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of the late Anatole Abragam.

Anatole Abragam made seminal contributions to both NMR and EPR and was a recipient of the ISMAR Prize and also was a Fellow of ISMAR. In addition to his superb scientific contributions, fostering people in science was clearly close to his heart. With this in mind, ISMAR has established an award for young investigators that bears the title Anatole Abragam Prize sponsored by Bruker Biospin.

Candidates are eligible within seven years of completing their PhD. They can be nominated by any regular member or Fellow of ISMAR. After evaluation by the ISMAR Prize Committee, the winner is selected on the basis of evidence of novel and significant contributions to magnetic resonance. Preference will be given to nominees who have made original and independent contributions to experimental or conceptual aspects of magnetic resonance beyond accomplishments attributable to work performed with their research supervisors. The award aims to recognize and foster outstanding young scientists at a typically important point in their career.

The Anatole Abragam Prize is presented during the opening session of ISMAR meetings, as is the case with the ISMAR Prize.

2021 - Alexander Forse

Dr. Alexander Forse of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, is a co-winner of the 2021 Anatole Abragam Prize. Dr. Forse was awarded the prize for pioneering applications of NMR spectroscopy to the characterization of new materials for electrochemical energy storage and carbon dioxide capture, motivated by the goal of mitigating adverse climate change.

2021 - Tuo Wang

Dr. Tuo Wang of the Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, is a co-winner of the 2021 Anatole Abragam Prize. Dr. Wang was awarded the prize for pioneering applications of solid state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization in studies of the chemical composition, dynamics, and three-dimensional structures of plant cell walls and related biological materials.