2021 Call for Candidates: Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award

Award? 2021 Outstanding Achievement
Who? Distinguished Members of the community
Deadline? April 30th, 2021

Despite the current worldwide situation, the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is happy to renew and announce the 2021 ITS Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics Award to recognize outstanding achievement in scholarship and service to the thermoelectric community. The award carries a cash prize of two thousand US dollars ($2000), honorary membership in the ITS, and a Descriptive Certificate.

The award shall normally be bestowed upon a single recipient. In cases where there are multiple individuals in a single nomination, the award selection committee submits justification to the ITS Board of Directors in case such nomination will be awarded.


Distinguished member of the scientific or engineering community whose contributions in theoretical, experimental, synthetic or device research in the field of thermoelectrics are publicly available. 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 which will consider the following items:

  • Journal articles, books, conference proceedings and other public promotion of their work.
  • Service to the thermoelectric community;
  • Letter(s) of recommendation for the award.
  • Other recognition.

In case of the multiple nomination – sustained, collaborative, and substantially equal contribution of each nominee to the same accomplishments

Selection Panel:

The 2021 Outstanding Achievement in Thermoelectrics 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:

Prof. Yuri Grin
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
E-mail: grin@cpfs.mpg.de

Required materials to be submitted:

  • Letter of nomination.
  • Resume or similar list of accomplishments.
  • Three letters of support for the nomination.

The Committee Chair must receive applications by: April 30, 2021

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