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Awards

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council gives several awards yearly. Three are for individuals, one is for a chapter and one for the best paper published in the the Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO).

For the three individual awards, all nomination materials, including reference letters, must reach the NTC Awards Committee by October 15th each year. Nominees must be IEEE members. For the Chapter award, all nomination materials must reach the NTC Awards Committee by March 31st each year. See the Call for Nominations page for details on the process and to download the forms. For the best paper award, this is selected by the Editorial Board.

The individual and the best paper awards are presented at the Award Ceremony at the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO).

1. PIONEER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

Description: The NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.  Up to two awards may be given per year. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

The award consists of $1000 ($500 each if two awards are made) honorarium and a commemorative plaque.

2. EARLY CAREER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

Description: The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology. Up to two awards may be given per year. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

The award consists of $1000 ($500 each if two awards are made) honorarium and a commemorative plaque.

3. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Description: Nanotechnology Council to establish a Distinguished Service Award to recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of Nanotechnology Council.

The award consists of $1000 honorarium and a commemorative plaque.

4. CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

All nomination materials must reach the NTC Awards Committee by March 31st each year.

Nominations may be made by any full IEEE member, or by a representative of the nominee chapter.

Description. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Chapter of the Year Award is intended to encourage a successful and effective overall performance of the Chapter in terms of its activities. Exemplary Chapters must have a high number of activities and creativity.  The Chapter must consistently be active in organizing activities throughout the year.

The award consists of $500 and a certificate.

5. T-NANO PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

At the beginning of each year, T-NANO selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award.  Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board.  Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications.

The award includes a certificate for each of the co-authors, and a check of $1000 to be divided among the co-authors.