• Paul Drude Award

    Application for the Paul Drude Award

    Instructions for applications to the Paul Drude Award will be published soon. The ICSE-10 Award Committee will review applicants and select the award winner(s). Please stay tuned for further announcements.

    History of the Paul Drude Award

    The Paul Drude Award is given to a young scientist for exceptional contributions to the development and application of spectroscopic ellipsometry.  The Award was introduced at the Fourth International Conference of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE-IV) for the first time, and is intended to be given at each of the following ICSE. The Award consists of a certificate and a monetary prize of € 1000. The Award winner is chosen by the Selection Committee.

    The Paul Drude Award is named in honor of Paul Karl Ludwig Drude (1867 – 1906), who invented and first applied ellipsometry. Reflecting Drude’s oeuvre related to the electron- conductivity model, emphasis is also placed on spectroscopically determining and understanding the interaction of light with matter. The Award is presented by the Award Committee Chair at a ceremonial session of ICSE, followed by an invited presentation by the prizewinner. The Awardee is someone who was of age 35 or younger when the recognized work was performed. Nominations are solicited from the ellipsometry community, to be submitted to the Committee Secretary by the deadline provided. After reviewing the nominations, the Award winner is chosen by the Selection Committee.

    Previous Winners of the Paul Drude Award

    Peter Petrik Research Centre for Natural Sciences, HungaryICSE-4 2007 Stockholm, Sweden
    Tino HofmannUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USAICSE-5 2010 Albany, USA
    Vanya DarakchievaLinköping University, SwedenICSE-6 2013 Kyoto, Japan
    Oriol ArteagaUniversity of Barcelona, SpainICSE-7 2016 Berlin, Germany
    Christoph CobetKepler University, AustriaICSE-7 2016 Berlin, Germany
    Eva Bittrich Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, GermanyICSE-8 2019 Barcelona, Spain
    Chris SturmUniversity of Leipzig, GermanyICSE-8 2019 Barcelona, Spain
    Alyssa MockWeber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA ICSE-9 2022 Beijing, China
    Honggang GuHuazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, ChinaICSE-9 2022 Beijing, China
  • Third Announcement

    We proudly announce the 10th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry ICSE10 which will be held in Colorado, U.S.A., June 8-13, 2025. The main organizing team consists of Eva Schubert from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, David Aspnes from North Carolina State University, Alain Diebold from University at Albany, SUNY  and Mathias Schubert also from Nebraska.

    ICSE is a conference series which was founded in 1993 and is held every three years to share new ideas related to ellipsometry applications such as materials characterization, real-time process analysis, and instrumentation development utilizing the polarization properties of electromagnetic waves in the spectral region from Terahertz to soft-X-ray wavelengths. The conference brings together an international cohort of experienced scientists and leaders of the community, as well as many graduate students, PostDoc’s, and other early career professionals.

    ICSE-10 is committed to the development of a collaborative, inclusive, diverse, and internationally conscious workforce, and is seeking opportunities to increase participation of a diverse and inclusive population of undergraduate and graduate students, but also PostDoc’s, and early career professionals.

    Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further information. A website will be launched soon and abstract submission details will be provided.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Colorado in 2025!

    Eva Schubert, David Aspnes, Alain Diebold, and Mathias Schubert

  • Second Announcement

  • First Announcement

    Dear Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Community,

    We look forward to welcoming you to ICSE-10, which will be held 08-13 June 2025 at the Conference Center of the University of Colorado – Boulder. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, less than a one-hour drive from the Denver Airport.

    ICSE-10 will follow the organization of previous ICSE conferences. Honorary, Advisory, Program, and Local Arrangements Committees will be formed over the next few months and tasked with specific responsibilities. Volunteers are gladly accepted.

    We will be sending you further informational Emails once the ICSE-10 Website has been established and more details become available.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Mathias Schubert (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
    David Aspnes (North Carolina State University)
    Alain Diebold (CNSE, SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

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