Energy Technology Division Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award

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.

Nomination Deadline: September 1, annual
Presented: Spring meeting, annual

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will be a young investigator under the age of 35 as of January 1 of the nominating year.

Nomination submissions

Nomination may be made by the applicant’s mentor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work. An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for the following two years if there is remaining eligibility. In addition to the nomination letter, the following support materials are required:

  • Completed Electronic Nomination Form
  • Nomination letter
  • A summary of the nominee’s research activities and accomplishments outlining, in 2 to 3 (double spaced) pages, the most important aspects of the work and the resulting contributions to energy science and technology. The candidate’s promise as a future ETD scientist should be considered in light of his/ her contribution to the research program as distinct from those of his/her mentor;
  • A list of the nominee’s memberships and involvement with scientific societies; awards received; and other related items;
  • A summary list of the candidate’s publications and reports including a separate list of abstracts, and electronic copies of 5 representative publications (including preprints if applicable).
  • Any other pertinent information that might assist the award subcommittee members in assessing the candidate.

The award consists of a scroll, a US $1,000 prize and complimentary meeting registration. The recipient is expected to present a lecture on his or her research work at an Energy Technology Division symposia at the designated ECS meeting.

About Supramaniam Srinivasan

Originally from Sri Lanka, 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 an active ECS member for almost twenty-five years and co-founded its Energy Technology Division.


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