SES Research Young Investigator Award of the ECS Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures Division

The SES Research Young Investigator Award

Fullerene, Nanotubes & Carbon Nanostructures Division

Award Rules


The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward one outstanding young researcher each year in the field of Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanostructures (NANO)  at The Electrochemical Society Such early recognition of highly qualified scientists is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field. The award will be named after the main contributor of the endowment, SES Research.

The Award

The award, to be given at the spring annual meeting, shall consist of a certificate plus $500.00 and free meeting registration costs to help the recipient attend the Electrochmical Society (ECS) meeting at which the presentation is made.

Award Recipient Requirements

The award, for outstanding research accomplishments, is open to young investigators under the age of 35 as of January 1 of the nominating year. An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for the following two years if there is remaining eligibility. The successful candidate is expected to present a lecture on his or her research work at one of the NANO Division symposia at the spring meeting of ECS when the award is given.

Selection of the Award Recipient

Nomination may be made by the applicant’s mentor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work.

In addition to the nomination letter, the following supporting material is required.

All information must be sent directly to the Chair of the Award Committee of the NANO Division. Application material will not be returned to the nominators. The manner of processing the entries and judging the award applicants shall be decided by the NANO Award Committee.

Award Committee

The Award Committee shall consist of at least three persons to be appointed by the Chair of the NANO Division. One of these individuals will be designated “Chair” of the Award Committee, and will report the committee’s recommendations to the Division Chair by September 30 of the year. The Chair of the NANO Division will inform the Honors and Awards Committee before the fall ECS meeting as to the recommended recipient of the award. The recipient of the award will be informed after the fall meeting by the NANO Division Chair after approval of the nominee by the Honors and Awards Committee and notification of the Board of Directors. The recipient will be expected to make a presentation, and receive the award, at the following spring meeting.


Award Committee Appointed:

By September 10 of year prior to award presentation

Call for Nominations submitted to ECS for publication in Interface, distributed to all Division active members (spring or summer issues of Interface).

Announcement of Call for Nominations at Annual Division Business Meeting:

At spring meeting of year prior to award presentation

Call for nominations to appear in a Society or Division publication distributed to all Division members:
In the appropriate issue following the Annual Business Meeting

Deadline for Nominations:

September 1 of year prior to award being given

Award Committee recommendation to Division Chair:

September 30 of year prior to award being given

Forwarding of the name of the recipient to Honors and Awards and notification to Board of Directors:

At the fall meeting of year prior to award being given

Recipient notified by Division Chair:
After the ECS Fall meeting of year prior to award being given

News release information supplied to Society headquarters for inclusion in a Society publication distributed to all Division Members:

By November 30 of year of year prior to award being given (to appear in the spring issue of Interface)

Citation for Award Scroll supplied to Society headquarters:

By April 1 of year in which award is given

Award Presentation and Lecture:

At the spring meeting

Approved by the FNCN Division Executive Committee   May 9, 2007

For further information on any of the awards, please contact:

ECS by phone at (609) 737-1902; or via e-mail:; or visit website

SES Research by phone at (713) 686-9662; or via e-mail: