Award to the PhD student who, in the opinion of EPA Executive Committee has defended the best PhD thesis in the two years prior to being nominated by an EPA member. It is awarded biennially to the EPA member.

Call for nominations

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Call for nominations is CLOSED

The laureate will be announced in spring 2022 and the 2022 EPA PhD Award in Photochemistry will be awarded during the 28th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry which will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in July 2022.

The laureate will present his/her work at the Symposium. The Prize is 1,000 Euros, plus travel costs to Amsterdam (maximum 300 Euros) and one free year of EPA membership.

Former laureates

Last edition: 2020

Bogdan Dereka

Country: Switzerland
Institution: University of Geneva
Thesis supervisors: Eric Vauthey


Bogdan Dereka

Country: Switzerland
PhD supervisor: Eric Vauthey


Victor Gray

Country: Sweden
PhD supervisor: Kasper Moth-Poulsen


Tomáš Slanina

Country: Hungary/Germany
PhD supervisor: Petr Klán and Burkhard König


Giuseppina La Ganga

Country: Italy
PhD supervisor: Sebastiano Campagna


Karl Börjesson

Country: Sweden
PhD supervisor: Bo Albinsson


Anne Kotiaho

Country: Finland
PhD supervisor: Helge Lemmetyinen

2008 (shared)

Maria Abrahamsson

Country: Sweden
PhD supervisor: Leif Hammarström

2008 (shared)

Alexandre Fürstenberg

Country: Switzerland
Thesis supervisor: Eric Vauthey