Call for Candidates to the 2014 Annual Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2014 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 33rd International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2014), in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.  The award is co-sponsored by Komatsu Ltd. and is supported by the Max Plank Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids.

In addition, the 2014 Award will include cash contribution to the awardee to cover travel and fees for attending ICT 2014, July 6 – 10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.


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 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, 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 2014 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 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award. ITS Board will make final approval or recommend that no award be made for 2014.


Should be sent by email in a pdf file to:


Jihui Yang, ICT2014 Award Committee Chair

Kyocera Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering Department

University of Washington

315 Roberts Hall, Box 352120

Seattle, WA 98195-2120


Tel: 206-543-7090

Fax: 206-543-3100


  • 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:

April 15, 2014