+- Call for Candidates: 2008 Goldsmid Awards – Deadline Extended to May 23, 2008


          Call for Candidates to the 2008 Annual Goldsmid Award


The International Thermoelectric Society announces the 2008 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 that will be presented at the Banquet of the 27th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT2008) in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

In addition, the 2008 Award will include a US$1000 contribution to the awardee to cover travel and fees for attending ICT2008 August 3-7, 2007 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Eligibility:
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:
The 2008 Goldsmid Award Committee , appointed by the ITS President,will nominate up to but not exceeding six other non-ITS Board members representing various geographical regions to form the Selection Panel.  The Selection Panel will review the nominations and make the final recommendation to the 2008 Goldsmid Award Committee.

Application:
Should be sent
by email in a pdf file to the Committee Chair Jihui Yang, Ph. D. (jihui.yang@gm.com) 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 Committee Chair must receive applications by:

Applications Due: May 23, 2008 (extended from May 1, 2008)

Each panelist will rank the applications using a standardized format that will weigh in the different criteria, and will submit the results to the Committee 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 emailed 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
jihui.yang@gm.com