Call for Candidates: 2007 Goldsmid Awards – Deadline May 15, 2007

The International Thermoelectric Society announces the 2007 Goldsmid Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student.

The award is sponsored by Marlow Industries, Inc. and carries a cash prize of one thousand dollars ($1000) and a Descriptive Certificate and will be presented at the Banquet of the 26th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2007) on Jeju Island, South Korea.

In addition, the 2007 Award will include US$1000 for travel and fees related to attending ICT2007 June 3-7, 2007 on Jeju Island, South Korea.

Ph.D candidate graduate students holding a Master Degree or its equivalent who is actively engage in theoretical, experimental, synthesis or device research in the field of thermoelectrics.

Criteria for selection:
The winner will be chosen from among the applicants by a Selection Panel who will consider in evidence such things as:

  • Journal Articles with publication dates, acceptance dates or submission dates in the 24 months preceding the conference.
  • Presentations at local, national and international meetings as well as invited seminars and colloquia in the same time period.
  • Letters of reference.
  • Other recognition.

Selection Panel:
Conference Chair or his designee is Panel Chair. The Panel Deputy Chair will be appointed by the ITS President. The Panel Chair with the help of the Deputy Chair will nominate up to but not exceeding six other non-ITS Board members representing various geographical regions. The panel selection is done at the ICT for the upcoming year.

Should be sent  by email in a pdf file  to  Jihui Yang, Ph. D. ( and include:

  • Letter of nomination from thesis advisor.
  • Resume.
  • Copies of publications, acceptances or submissions in the last 24 months. First authorship will be factored in.
  • Titles and locale of presentations given in the last 24 months.
  • Letters of reference (no more than 3)

The Panel Chair must receive applications by:

Applications Due: May 15, 2007
(NOTE: due to the short time before ICT2007 deadline is important.  Please get materials submitted as soon as possible).

Each panelist will rank the applications using a standardized format that will weigh in the different criteria, and will submit the results to both the Panel Chair and Deputy Chair by e-mail. Ties will be resolved by vote organized by email or by conference call among all Panelists. If there is any difficulty in the winner attending the conference the organizing committee will endeavor to aid the winner in any way feasible in doing so.

Applications should be mailed to:

Jihui Yang, Ph. D.
Staff Research Scientist
Materials and Processes Lab
GM R&D Center
30500 Mound Road
MC 480106224
Warren, MI 48090
Tel: 586-986-9789
Fax: 586-986-3091