Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award

To honor Robin Hochstrasser and support young scientists we have initiated the Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award for Chemical Physics.

The winner will each receive EUR 2,500 a certificate and complimentary one-year subscription to Chemical Physics Journal.

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Professor Robin Hochstrasser was Editor for Chemical Physics for almost 4 decades. In that function, he had an immeasurably positive impact on the journal. Professor Hochstrasser was a pioneer in the application of lasers in chemical and biomedical research and during his long scientific career trained numerous students, many of which became distinguished scientists themselves (one of them was Ahmed Zewail).


View the winners and latest announcements on the journal home page

Application process

To nominate a young scientist, please send a cover letter with a statement of the contributions made and a brief biographical sketch (max 2 pages) to Rob van Daalen, Publisher of Chemical Physics at

The nominee should have published in Chemical Physics, be younger than 40 years of age, and not have a permanent professorship. Self-nominations will not be considered.

An international committee of scientists, consisting of five members of the editorial board of Chemical Physics, will select the winner from the nominations.