Call for Candidates for the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize the outstanding achievements of a senior scientist for her/his contribution 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 31st International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2012), in Aalborg, Denmark. The award is co-sponsored by Komatsu Ltd. and is supported by the Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids.

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 2012 in Aalborg, Denmark (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 2012 Selection panel will be appointed by the ITS Award Committee. The Selection Panel will review the nominations and make the final recommendation to the 2012 ITS Award Committee. The ITS Board will make final approval or recommend that no award be made for 2012.

Should be sent by email in a pdf file to the Committee Chair:  Dr. Thierry Caillat,

(, use subject ”Outstanding Achievement Award”

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 04, 2012

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.

Any inquiry should be directed, preferably by e-mail, to Dr. thierry Caillat at