The William Crookes' prize

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of ESCAMPIG is pleased to announce the third edition of the "William Crookes' prize", to be awarded to a mid-career researcher who has been judged to have made major contributions on the scientific topics covered by the ESCAMPIG.

Mid-career is here defined as between 10 and 20 years after PhD or the equivalent qualification.

The prize is co-sponsored by the European Physical Society and Institute of Physics Publishing through Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST). The award will be 1,000 euros and a diploma along with hotel accommodation and waived fees to attend the ESCAMPIG at which the award will be presented.

The selection panel consisted of the previous winner, the Chair of the ESCAMPIG ISC and two other members the ISC. The two members was selected by the ISC after the nominations have been received to ensure that they have no direct connection with any of the nominees.

The 2012 award

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 William Crookes Prize has been awarded to Dr. Antoine Rousseau, for his major contributions on the coupling plasma-catalysis and its application to air treatment.

Former winners


  • Zoltan Donko (Novi Sad 2010): for his major contributions to the understanding of the effect of elementary processes on the properties of gas discharges and strongly coupled plasmas.
  • Richard van de Sanden (Granada 2008): for his major contributions to fundamental studies of expanding plasma jets and their use in plasma enhanced deposition and etching.