Call for Candidates for the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize the outstanding achievements of a senior scientist for their contributions to the field of thermoelectricty.

The award carries a cash prize of two thousand US dollars ($2000), honorary membership in the ITS and a Descriptive Certificate that will be presented at the Banquet of the 30th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2011), in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

 

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize the outstanding achievements of a senior scientist for their contributions to the field of thermoelectricty.

The award carries a cash prize of two thousand US dollars ($2000), honorary membership in the ITS and a Descriptive Certificate that will be presented at the Banquet of the 30th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2011), in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

 

Eligibility:
Distinguished member of the scientific or engineering community whose contributions in theoretical, experimental, synthetic or device research in the field of thermoelectrics is publicly available. Preference will be given to nominees that will be able to attend ICT 2011 in Traverse City, Michigan, USA (The Award will not be bestowed in absentia except in extraordinary circumstances). Current members of the ITS board of directors are not eligible.

Criteria for selection:
The winner will be chosen from among the applicants by a Selection Panel who will consider the following items:

  • Journal Articles, Books, Conference Proceedings and other public promotion of their work.
  • Letter(s) of recommendation for the award.
  • Other recognition.

Selection Panel:
The 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award Committee appointed by the ITS Award Committee will nominate a Selection Panel. The Selection Panel will review the nominations and make the final recommendation to the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award. ITS Board will make final approval or recommend that no award be made for 2011.

Application:
Should be sent by email in a pdf file  to the Committee Chair  Prof. Kunihito Koumoto,

(koumoto@apchem.nagoya-u.ac.jp) [sub-Chair G. Jeffrey Snyder (jsnyder@caltech.edu)], and include:

  • Letter of nomination from at least one ITS member. Including a short paragraph suitable for introducing the winner at the awards banquet.
  • Resume, or similar list of accomplishments.
  • Additional Letters of support for the nomination

The Committee Chair must receive applications by:

Applications Due: May 15, 2011

If there is any difficulty in the winner attending the conference the ITS will endeavor to aid the winner in any way feasible in doing so.

Applications should be emailed to:

Kunihito Koumoto

Affiliation: Nagoya University, Graduate School of Engineering

Address: Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan

Homepage: http://www.apchem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/06-III-1/koumotoken/index.html

Phone: +81-52-789-3327

Email: koumoto@apchem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

(use Subject: Outstanding Achievement Award Inquiry)