Call for Nominations for the 2024 Guinier Prize

The SAS2024 Organizing Committee and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Commission on Small-Angle Scattering will award a prize of USD 5000 in honor of the great scientist and ‘father’ of small-angle scattering Professor André Guinier at SAS2024. The Guinier Prize is given for lifetime achievement, a major breakthrough, or an outstanding contribution to the field of small-angle scattering.

Nominations for the 2024 Guinier Prize are being solicited from the user community.
 A nomination should contain the following:

(i)     justification for the nomination (max three pages),

(ii)    a brief CV for the nominated person and

(iii)   a list of major publications.

Letters of recommendation (one page each) may be submitted to support a nomination.


Nominations should be sent by e-mail from April 1 and before May 31, 2024, with the subject heading “Guinier Prize” to SAS2024 Chair, Prof. U-Ser Jeng <> and Chair of the IUCr SAS Commission, Dr. Jan Ilavsky <>.

The award committee will comprise 5 members: 3 representatives from the SAS2024 Organizing/Program Committee and 2 from the IUCr SAS Commission.

The winner of the 2024 Guinier Prize will be announced at the opening session of SAS2024 and invited to present a plenary lecture at the SAS2024 conference in Taipei.


Previous recipients of the Guinier prize

  • 2022 – Jill Trewhella (U. Sydney, Australia)
  • 2018 – Dmitri J. Svergun (EMBL, Germany)
  • 2015 – Sow-Hsin Chen (MIT, USA)
  • 2012 – Otto Glatter (University of Graz, Austria)
  • 2009 – Vittorio Luzzati (Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • 2006 – Heinrich B. Stuhrmann (GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
  • 2002 – Michael Agamalian (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, USA)

 Important Dates

Abstract submission opening:
Feb. 1, 2024

Registration opening:
Feb. 1, 2024

Guinier prize nomination opening:
Apr. 1, 2024

JAC special issue paper submission starts:
Apr. 15, 2024

Abstract submission deadline:
Apr. 30, 2024

SAS2030 proposal opening:
Jun. 1, 2024

Abstract acceptance notification:
Jun. 1, 2024

Close of Guinier prize nomination
Jun. 1, 2024

Early bird registration deadline:
Jul. 1, 2024

Registration deadline:
Oct. 1, 2024

Nov. 3-8, 2024

Close of JAC special issue paper submission:
Nov. 24, 2024

SAS2024 will start in