2021 Call for Candidates: Annual Young Investigator Award

Award? 2021 Young Investigator Award
Who? PhD holders with outstanding thermoelectric research
Deadline? April 30th, 2021

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2021 ITS Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a young investigator who holds a researcher/engineer position in either: academia, industry, government lab or scientific institute (e.g. The Max Planck Institute).  This award is to be given to a young researcher who has exhibited a record of excellent original work and significant results in the field of thermoelectrics or thermoelectric materials.  The recipient should have shown significant research in the early stages of his/her career. The work will not be judged as part of their Ph.D. thesis but work that occurred after their Ph.D.  contributions and findings will be required. The selection committee will be considering only original work and contributions.

The carries a cash prize of two thousand dollars (US$ 2,000) and a Descriptive Certificate.

The candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. Degree and be actively engaged in theoretical, experimental, synthesis or device research in the field of thermoelectrics. The candidates must be in a researcher position or employed in a stable position in industry, a government lab or scientific institute.  The candidates must be within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. as of June 30 of the year of the nomination.

The ITS Young Investigator Award is intended to be an annual award. However, in the event of the lack of applications that the ITS Board or Award Selection Committee views as meeting the expectations for this award, then no award will be given that year.

Criteria for selection:
An Award Selection Panel who will consider the aforementioned eligibility criteria will choose the winner from among the applicants. Journal articles with publication dates, acceptance dates or submission dates within the 120 months preceding the April 30th cutoff date will be considered. Therefore, for the 2021 award the period of consideration is April 30, 2011 through April 30, 2021. Presentations at local, national and international meetings as well as invited seminars and colloquia in the same time period will be considered. Other awards or recognition will also be considered.

Selection Panel:
The 2021 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.

The application should be sent to the Award Committee members:

Prof. Franck Gascoin, International Thermoelectric Society
CRISMAT Laboratory, Caen, France
Email: franck.gascoin@ensicaen.fr

Prof. Dario Narducci, International Thermoelectric Society
University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Email: dario.narducci@unimib.it

The following materials are required, sent as an email attachment to the above email address:

  • A nomination letter is required.
  • A full resume of the candidate and highlighting the contributions justifying the nomination is also required.
  • No more than three letters of reference in addition to the nomination letter. The letters should not exceed two pages.
  • Copies of 1st page of publications, acceptances, or submissions in the last 120 months. (Manuscripts to be submitted or in progress will not be considered.)
  • Titles and locations of contributed or invited presentations given in the 10-year period under consideration.

The Award Committee must receive applications by April 30th 2021

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