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Call for Award Nominations

A. Individual Awards information
B. Chapter Award information
C. Information Contact


A. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for:

INDIVIDUAL

IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NTC) AWARDS

All nomination materials, including reference letters, must reach the NTC Awards Committee by October 15th each year.

Nominees must be IEEE members.

Download Individual Nomination Form

1. PIONEER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

Description: The Nanotechnology Council 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.

Eligibility: Any current member of the IEEE working in the field of nanotechnology who is at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree.

Employment of Candidates: The Council may grant two awards in this category, if the Awards Committee determines that the nominations are worthy. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

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

Selection/Basis for Judging: Factors that will be considered are: Distinction in long-term technical achievement, leadership, innovation, breadth, and impact on nanotechnology and engineering.

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.

Eligibility: Any current member of the IEEE who is in the early stage of his or her career in the nanotechnology field, i.e., less than 7 years after being granted his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.

Employment of Candidates: The Council may grant two awards in this category, if the Awards Committee determines that the nominations are worthy. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

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

Selection/Basis for Judging: Factors that will be considered are: Distinction in technical innovation and achievement, and impact on nanotechnology and engineering.

3. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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

Eligibility: Any current or former member of IEEE Nanotechnology Council with outstanding service in one or more of the following areas: conferences and meetings, publications, editors, administrative committee, chapter leadership, or other distinguished services and activities for the Nanotechnology Council.

Prize Items: The award consists of $1,000 honorarium and a commemorative plaque.

Selection/Basis for Judging: Factors that will be considered are: Impact of service and contributions to the Council, leadership, innovation, activity, duration, breadth of participation and cooperation


B. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for:

IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NTC)

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.

Download Chapter Nomination Form

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.

Eligibility. All existing/established IEEE-NTC Chapters are eligible for this award.

Prize Items. The award consists of $500 and a certificate.

Selection/Basis for Judging.  The award is based on the best yearly activities in the categories of Chapter-sponsored technical activities, seminars, workshops, conferences, visits etc. Other key requirements of the award are:

* Timely updates and reporting of Chapter officers and activities

* Minimum of (4) meetings/programs during the year

* Maintain an up-to-date Chapter Web site

Other activities may include:

* Engagement with student activities

* Joint activities with other member society chapters

* Chapter visits to local industry/institutions

* Member advancement/recognition

* Membership growth efforts

Individual and Chapter awards will be announced by May 31st each year, and will be presented at a mutually agreed venue, e.g., the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (sponsored by NTC).


For further information, please contact the Awards Committee Chair:
Professor Joseph Lyding
Chair, IEEE NTC Awards Committee
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois
3065 Beckman Institute, MC 251
405 N. Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: 217-333-8370
Email: lyding@illinois.edu