Be a 2019 candidate for the Goldsmid & Graduate Student Awards

2019 Goldsmid & Graduate Student Awards

Are you a Ph.D. candidate graduate student with a passion for research in thermoelectrics? The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is thrilled to announce the prestigious 2019 Goldsmid Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student. This coveted award, sponsored by Marlow Industries, Inc., comes with a substantial cash prize of one thousand dollars ($1000) and a Descriptive Certificate. The award will be presented at the distinguished Banquet of the 38th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2019) in Gyeongju, Korea. As an added bonus, the 2019 Award includes a US$1000 contribution to cover your travel expenses and fees for attending ICT 2019, scheduled from June 30 to July 4, 2019, in Gyeongju, Korea. Additionally, up to four Graduate Student Awards, each worth US$500, will be presented to runner-ups of the Goldsmid Award.


Ph.D. candidate graduate student holding a Master Degree or its equivalent who is actively engaged 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 the following items:

  • 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 period.
  • Letters of reference.
  • Other recognition.

Selection Panel

The 2019 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 2019 Goldsmid Award Committee.


Should be sent by email in a pdf file to the Committee Chair Prof. Takao Mori ( 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: April 19, 2019

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 ITS will endeavor to aid the winner in any way feasible in doing so.

Applications should be emailed to:

Takao Mori, ICT2019 Goldsmid Award Committee Chair
Group Leader & Principal Investigator
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba 305-0044
Tel: +81-29-860-4323
Fax: +81-29-851-6280

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