Electronics and Photonics Division Award

Nomination period: March 15 – June 15, annually
Presented: ECS spring meeting, annually

The Electronics and Photonics Division Award was established in 1969 to encourage excellence in electronics research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of electronics science. The award recognizes authors who have made noteworthy scientific contributions and enhanced the scientific stature of the Society by presenting well-received papers in the Journal of Solid State Science and Technology and at Society meetings.

For this award, electronics science is defined as “that area of knowledge which encompasses the physics, chemistry, and metallurgy of electronic materials and devices.”

Eligibility criteria
  • Current active membership in The Electrochemical Society;
  • Holds ECS Electronics & Photonics Division membership for at least five cumulative years;
  • Recent technical achievement in, or outstanding scientific contribution to, electronic science by being an author/coauthor in the publication of more than one paper in the journal and/or presentation of more than one full paper at a Society meeting within the previous five years.
Nomination guidelines

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Completed electronic nomination form;
  • Nomination letter from nominator outlining the nominee’s contributions/achievements/impact within electronic science;
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from members of the community;
  • Nominee’s CV, including accomplishments, list of publications and presentations, awards, society memberships and participation, and other related information;
  • Any other pertinent information that might assist the members of the Awards Committee in
    assessing the candidate.

Unsuccessful nominations are considered for one additional award cycle. Renomination is permitted.

Electronics and Photonics Division Award Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support during their terms of service. If a relationship exists between the nominee and a committee person which might seriously bias the committee person’s vote such as supervisor, subordinate, co-author (within the past 12 months), etc., the committee person should be disqualified prior to discussion of the nominee’s qualifications for as long as the conflict remains.


The award consists of:

  • Scroll;
  • USD $1,500;
  • Choice of up to USD $1,000 in non-reimbursed meeting travel expenses or ECS Life Membership.

If the award is made jointly to two or more co-recipients, each co-recipient receives the full award items.



For more information or questions, contact awards@electrochem.org.

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