Call for Nominations for the 2019 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar Award

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the ITS Postdoctoral Scholar in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize outstanding achievement in scholarship in the field of thermoelectricity. 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 38th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2019), in Gyeongju, South Korea.   

The award shall normally be bestowed upon a single recipient.

Postdoctoral researcher within 5 years of their PhD whose contributions in theoretical, experimental, synthetic or device research in the field of thermoelectrics are publicly available. 

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

  • Journal articles, books, conference proceedings and other public promotion of their work;
  • Presentations at national and international meetings;
  • Other awards or recognition relevant to the field;
  • Letter(s) of recommendation for the award.

Selection Panel:
The 2018 2018 ITS Postdoctoral Scholar Award Committee appointed by the ITS Board of Directors will form a Selection Panel. The Selection Panel will review the Award nominations. On the basis of the opinion of the Selection Panel, the Award Committee will make a recommendation, which is subject to approval by the ITS Board of Directors.

Applications should be sent by email in a pdf file to:

Eric Toberer

Colorado School of Mines


 Required materials to be submitted:

  • Cover letter
  • Letter of nomination from postdoctoral advisor and 2 others letters of reference.
  • Resume.
  • Copies of publications, acceptances or submissions in the last 24 months.  
  • 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: April 15, 2019

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