Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award

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

The Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award was established in 2011 to recognize and reward an outstanding young researcher in the field of energy technology. Such early recognition of highly qualified scientists is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field.

Eligibility criteria

Recipients are young investigators under the age of 35 as of January 1 of the nominating year.

Nomination guidelines

The nominee’s mentor or anyone familiar with their research may submit a nomination. 

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Completed electronic nomination form;
  • Nomination letter;
  • Summary of nominee’s research activities and accomplishments outlining, in two to three double-spaced pages, the work’s most; important aspects and resulting contributions to energy science and technology. Consider the candidate’s promise as a future ETD scientist in the light of their contribution—as distinct from their mentor’s—to the research program;
  • List of nominee’s memberships and involvement with scientific societies, awards received, and other related items;
  • Summary list of the candidate’s publications and reports including a separate list of abstracts;
  • Digital copies of five representative publications (including preprints if applicable);
  • Any other pertinent information that assists the award committee members assess the candidate.

Unsuccessful nominations are considered for two additional years if the candidate’s eligibility is still valid.

Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support during their terms of service.


The award consists of:

  • Scroll;
  • USD $1,000;
  • Complimentary meeting registration.
Recipient obligations

Recipients present lectures on their research at ECS Energy Technology Division symposia at the Society’s spring meeting when the award is presented.

About Supramaniam Srinivasan

Supramaniam Srinivasan was critical to the development of fuel cell research and shaped the development of future scientists for many years. His book, Fuel Cells, From Fundamentals to Applications, allows new scientists to carry on his work. Srinivasan was originally from Sri Lanka and later worked as Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. An active Society member for almost 25 years, he co-founded the ECS Energy Technology Division.


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