Next session:  TBC

The 2023 Award was for the best original journal paper on Membrane Science and Engineering published in 2022.

Deadline: TBC

EMS Best Paper Award 2023 = Xiaoyu Tan from KU Leuven.


The EMS Best Paper Award (1000 € plus a certificate) aims at rewarding original journal papers on Membrane Science and Engineering (from fundamentals and theoretical study of membrane-related phenomena to membrane development, applications, and engineering )  published during the year , that made a significant contribution to the field. The paper is addressed in particular to researchers at an early career stage.



– The Award is intended for original journal papers (review papers are not eligible).

– Candidates must be EMS members when applying for the prize and the major contributors of the paper (as described in a statement signed by all authors).

– Candidates must be Students or Young Academics, according to the definition given on the EMS Grants and Awards webpage.

– The year of the publication will be assessed based on the DOI’s date.


Candidates should submit the following:

– Copy of their paper.

– Proof of their Student or Young Academic status, such as a Student Card or PhD certificate.

– Cover letter detailing in less than 150 words the scientific quality, originality, and impact of the publication, the personal contribution, and any other helpful detail for evaluating the work.

– Statement signed by all authors indicating that the applicant is the major contributor to the paper.

– Proof of EMS membership.


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Proposals will be selected against their scientific quality, originality, and impact by the EMS Council members. Any conflict of interest between the contestants and the evaluators will be avoided.


The EMS Council reserves the right to decide the number of prizes to award.