2023 Award Calls

Deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2023.

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Let’s get you an award!

As every year, five awards are presented. Please read each application procedures and criteria for selection. Good luck!

The International Thermoelectric Society announces the 2023 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, a descriptive certificate and a unique trophy – a medal engraved out of thermoelectric alloy SiGe. The award is sponsored by the Kelk Ltd. and supported by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden.

In addition, the 2023 Award will include financial support to the awardee to cover travel and fees for attending ICT 2023.

The award shall normally be awarded to 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. 

Eligibility

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 who will consider the following items:

  • Journal articles, books, conference proceedings and other publicly available 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 2023 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 base of the opinion of the selection Panel, the award committee will make a recommendation, which has to be approved by the ITS Board of Directors.

Application

The application in pdf should be sent to the Award Committee members:

Dr. Sabah Bux
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Sabah.K.Bux@jpl.nasa.gov

Prof. Yuri Grin
Max-Planck-Institut, Dresden, Germany
grin@cpfs.mpg.de

and contain

  • Letter of nomination from at least one ITS member.
  • Resume, or similar list of accomplishments.
  • Additional letters supporting the nomination. 
  • Short paragraph suitable for introducing the winner at the awards banquet.

 

The committee must receive applications by April 30th, 2023.

The International Thermoelectric Society announces the 2023 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 award carries a cash prize of two thousand dollars (US$ 2,000) and a descriptive certificate.

Eligibility

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 2023 award the period of consideration is April 30, 2013 through April 30, 2023. 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 2023 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.

Application

The application should be sent to the award committee members:

Prof. Dario Narducci
University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy
dario.narducci@unimib.it 

Prof. Franck Gascoin
CRISMAT Laboratory, Caen, France
franck.gascoin@ensicaen.fr

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

  • 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 committee must receive applications by April 30th 2023.

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the annual 2023 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. The award shall normally be bestowed upon a single recipient.

Eligibility

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 who 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 2023 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.

Application

Should be sent by email in a single pdf file to the committee chair:

Prof. Jing-Feng Li
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
jingfeng@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Prof. Krzysztof Wojciechowski
AGH, Krakow, Poland
wojciech@agh.edu.pl

Prof. Jihui Yang
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
jihuiy@uw.edu

The following materials are required, sent as an email attachment: 

  • 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. First authorship will be factored in.
  • Titles and locale of presentations given in the last 24 months.

 

The committee chair must receive applications by: April 30th, 2023.

The International Thermoelectric Society announces the 2023 Goldsmid Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student.
The award is sponsored by Marlow Industries, Inc. and carries a cash prize of one thousand dollars ($1000) and a descriptive certificate that will be presented at the banquet of the 39th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2023) in 2023 in Seattle, WA. In addition, the award will include a US $1000 contribution to the awardee to cover travel and fees for attending ICT 2023.
In addition, up to four Graduate Student Awards of US$500 each will be awarded as runner ups of the Goldsmid Award. These awards follow the same eligibility and selection criteria for the Goldsmid award and are supported by ITS.

Eligibility

Must be a current Ph.D. candidate graduate student holding a Master Degree or its equivalent, who is actively engaged in theoretical, experimental, 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 2023 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 2023 Goldsmid award committee.

Application

Your application package should be sent by email as a single pdf file to the Committee Chair

Prof. Alexandra Zevalkink, International Thermoelectric Society
Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
alexzev@msu.edu

Prof. Lidong Chen
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics
cld@mail.sic.ac.cn

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, locale, and type (oral, invited, poster) of presentations given in the last 24 months.
  • Letters of reference (no more than 3).

Each panelist will rank the applications using a standardized format that will weigh the different criteria and 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.

The committee must receive applications by April 30th, 2023.

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