Technician Award launched by the Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has launched a new award for technicians. The IOP Technician Award will enable the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.

With the aim of raising the professional status of technicians, the IOP Technician Award will highlight the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry. The IOP Technician Award will be part of the main IOP annual awards and the winner will receive a prize of £1,000, a trophy and a certificate which will be presented at the IOP annual awards dinner.


Eligible technicians will work in a diverse range of organisations across the UK and Ireland – schools, colleges, universities, research institutions, NHS, defence or industry. They may be, for example:

  • planning and preparing teaching experiments
  • building and maintaining infrastructure, laboratory equipment and software to support research and innovation
  • or installing IT, manufacturing systems or process control instrumentation.

Nominees, nominators and referees do not need to be members of the IOP. Nominations are open now via the Awards platform and close on 14th June 2019.

For full details, see the Technician Award page on the Institute of Physics website.

The Institute of Physics is a member of the Science Council and is licensed to award Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci).