Nanocarbons SES Research Young Investigator Award

The Nanocarbons SES Research Young Investigator Award was established in 2007 to recognize and reward an outstanding young researcher in the field of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and nanostructures (FNCN). Such early recognition of highly qualified scientists is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field. The award is named after the main contributor of the endowment, SES Research.

Nomination Deadline: September 1, odd years
Presented: Spring meeting, even years

Recipient Qualifications

The recipient will have made outstanding achievement in, or scientific contribution to, the science of nanocarbons. The award is open to young investigators who are 38 years old or younger as of the nomination deadline. 

Nomination Submissions

Nomination may be made by the applicant’s mentor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work. Nominations will remain active for two award cycles.

The complete nomination package will include:

  • 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 NANO science and technology. The candidate’s promise as a future NANO scientist should be considered in light of his or her contribution to the research program as distinct from those of his mentor.
  • A list of the nominee’s publications, reports, memberships, and involvement with scientific societies; awards received; and other related items.
  • Copy of the candidate’s academic accomplishments, and reprints or preprints of publications.
  • Any other pertinent information that might assist the members of the Awards Committee in assessing the candidate.

The award consists of a scroll, and a US $500 prize. The recipient is expected to present a lecture on his or her research work at one of the Nanocarbons Division symposia at the spring Society meeting when the award is given. The recipient will receive complimentary meeting registration to facilitate meeting attendance.


Ardemis Boghossian
Markita Landry
Michael Arnold
Jiayan Luo
Not awarded
Aurelio Mateo-Alonso
Mark C. Hersam
Nikhil Koratkar