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: March 15 – June 15, odd years
Presented: Spring meeting, even years

Recipient Qualifications

Only active members of The Electrochemical Society and Nanocarbons Division are eligible for the award. 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 of the first cycle. 

Nomination Submissions

Nomination may be made by the applicant’s mentor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work. Unsuccessful nominations will remain active for additional award cycle.

No member of the Award Subcommittee for this award may submit a nomination or letters of support during their term of service on the committee.

The complete nomination package will include:

  • Completed electronic nomination form
  • Nomination letter
  • A summary of the nominee’s research activities and accomplishments outlining, in 1 to 2 (11 pt.,  single space) pages, the most important aspects of the work and the resulting contributions to NANO science and technology. 
  • A list of the nominee’s publications, reports, memberships, and involvement with scientific societies; awards received; and other related items.
  • Three to five letters of support from experts in the field.
  • 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