Master’s Thesis Award 2022

Following the PhD Thesis Award of 2021, the LNLS Users Group (LNLSUG) will organize in 2022 the LNLSUG Master’s Thesis Award, to recognize outstanding research work using LNLS facilities. 

Deadline for submission: September 14th 2022

Nomination submission

To be eligible for the 2022 award, the Master’s Thesis and candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

1. The research performed by the candidate at LNLS facilities must be key for the main conclusions of the Master’s thesis.

2. The Master’s thesis must have been successfully defended between January 1st 2019 and July 31st 2022.

3. All candidates agree to present a 10-min online talk on November 08th – 09th 2022 during the 32nd RAU/LNLS, if requested.

4. The winner agrees to present a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series about their thesis work on a date to be defined later.

5. The nomination documentation must be complete and submitted on time.

Participation conditions

To participate, the candidate should send the following documents to the email address usersgroup@lnls.br by no later than September 14th 2022:

1. Signed cover letter, stating full name of the candidate, personal ID number, institution where the Master’s thesis was defended, name of the supervisor (and co-supervisor if applicable), and date of the thesis defense. A short description of the thesis topic and main results should be included, highlighting the importance of those obtained at LNLS to the main conclusions of the thesis.

2. Certificate of successful Master’s thesis defense.

3. Support letter from the supervisor(s).

4. Copy of personal ID (RG, passport, etc).

5. PDF copy of the Master’s thesis.

6. PDF copy of all published, accepted, or submitted papers related to the Master’s work.

7. Statement that the candidate agrees to present a 10-min online talk on November 08th – 09th 2022 during the 32nd RAU/LNLS, if requested, and a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series about their Master’s thesis work on a later date to be defined in case of winning the prize.

8. The candidate must be a member of the LNLS Users Group by the time of submission (how to become a member)

In case the above documentation exceeds 10Mb in total, the candidate should provide a link for download.

Selection process

The Master’s Thesis will be evaluated by the LNLS Users Committee.

The evaluation guideline criteria are:

  • The quality and impact of the Master’s work within the context of the field.
  • The importance of the results obtained at LNLS in supporting the main conclusions of the Master’s work.
  • The quality and capability of the candidate based on the Master’s thesis manuscript and associated published work.
  • If pre-selected, the candidate will be requested to present a 10-min talk on November 08th – 09th 2022 during the 32nd RAU/LNLS. The quality of this presentation will be part of the candidacy evaluation. The list of pre-selected candidates for the talk will be available at the LNLSUG website by no later than October 04th 2022. All candidates will be also informed by email of the result of the pre-selection.

Decision and award

The decision will be announced during the closing session of the 32nd RAU/LNLS, November 09th 2022, and published at the LNLSUG webpage.

The selected Master’s graduate will be contacted for further arrangements for a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series about their thesis work on a date to be defined later.

The award includes a R$ 3000,00 monetary prize (before taxes) and a certificate.

PhD Thesis Award 2021

In 2021, the LNLS Users Group (LNLSUG) organized for the first time the LNLSUG PhD Thesis Award to recognize outstanding research work using LNLS facilities.

UPDATE: Winner of PhD thesis award 2021

Lucia Maria Toscani

UPDATE: Pre-Selected Candidates

Gabriela Sena

Heidy Quitian

Josimar Henrique de Lima Lessa

Lucia Maria Toscani

Nancy Eugenia Nieva

Rodrigo Szostak

Susilaine Maira Savassa

Tanna Elyn Rodrigues Fiuza

Participation conditions

To be eligible for the 2021 award, the PhD thesis and candidate must satisfy the following criteria:

1. The research performed by the candidate at LNLS facilities must be key for the main conclusions of the PhD thesis.

2. The thesis must have been successfully defended between January 1st 2019 and July 31st 2021.

3. All candidates agree to present a 10-min online talk on November 8-10th 2021 during the 31stRAU/LNLS, if requested.

4. The winner agrees to present a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series (https://pages.cnpem.br/lnlsusersgroup/seminars/) about his/her thesis work on a date to be defined later.

5. The nomination documentation must be complete and submitted on time.

Nomination submission

To participate, the candidate should send the following documents to the email address usersgroup@lnls.br by no later than August 31st 2021:

1. Signed cover letter, stating full name of the candidate, personal ID number, institution where the thesis was defended, name of the supervisor (and co-supervisor if applicable), and date of the thesis defense. A short description of the thesis topic and main results should be included, highlighting the importance of those obtained at LNLS to the main conclusions of the thesis.

2. Certificate of successful thesis defense.

3. Support letter from the supervisor(s) – OPTIONAL.

4. Copy of personal ID (RG, passport, etc).

5. Pdf copy of the thesis.

6. Pdf copy of all published, accepted, or submitted papers related to the PhD work.

7. Statement that the candidate agrees to present a 10-min online talk on November 8-10th 2021 during the 31st RAU/LNLS, if requested, and a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series about his/her thesis work on a later date to be defined in case of winning the prize.

8. The candidate must be a member of the LNLS Users Group by the time of submission (how to become a member: https://pages.cnpem.br/lnlsusersgroup/membership/ )

In case the above documentation exceeds 10Mb in total, the candidate should provide a link for download.

Selection process

The PhD Thesis will be evaluated by the LNLS Users Committee (https://pages.cnpem.br/lnlsusersgroup/users-committee/).

The evaluation guideline criteria are:

· The quality and impact of the PhD work within the context of the field.

· The importance of the results obtained at LNLS in supporting the main conclusions of the PhD work.

· The quality and capability of the candidate based on the thesis manuscript and associated published work.

· If pre-selected, the candidate will be requested to present a 10-min online talk on November 8-10th 2021 during the 31st RAU/LNLS. The quality of this presentation will be part of the candidacy evaluation. The list of pre-selected candidates for the talk will be available at the LNLSUG website (https://pages.cnpem.br/lnlsusersgroup/) by no later than October 20th 2021. All candidates will be also informed by email of the result of the pre-selection.

Decision and award

The decision will be announced during the closing session of the 31st RAU/LNLS, November 11th 2021, and published at the LNLSUG webpage.

The selected PhD graduate will be contacted for further arrangements for a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series (https://pages.cnpem.br/lnlsusersgroup/seminars/) about his/her thesis work on a date to be defined later.

The award includes a R$ 3000,00 monetary prize (before taxes) and a certificate.