Nanocarbons Division Robert C. Haddon Research Award

Nomination period: March 15 – June 15, even years
Presented: ECS spring meeting, odd years

The ECS Nanocarbons Division Robert C. Haddon Research Award was established in 2018 to encourage excellence in nanocarbons research. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding and applications of carbon materials.

Recipient Qualifications
  • Active ECS member;
  • Has made outstanding contributions to basic or applied science involving the electronic structure and properties of molecules and materials;
  • Emphasis is placed on chemical, optical, magnetic, transport, and device properties of organic conductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related nanocarbon materials.
Nomination guidelines

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Completed nomination form;
  • A summary of the nominee’s research activities and accomplishments outlining, in one to two (11pt, 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 (3-5) 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.

Unsuccessful nominations are automatically considered for one additional award cycle.

ECS Nanocarbons Division Robert C. Haddon Research Award committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support for this award during their term of service on the committee.


The award consists of:

  • Scroll;
  • USD $1,000;
  • Up to USD $1,500 for designated meeting registration and travel expenses.
Recipient obligation

The award recipient presents a lecture at the Society’s spring meeting when the award is given.

About Robert C. Haddon

Robert C. Haddon (1943-2016) was Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He was Director of a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center in Advanced Carbon Materials from 1998 to 2000. Prof. Haddon co-founded CarboLex, a company that produces single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), and in 1998 he founded Carbon Solutions, a company that is focused on the chemical processing of SWNTs. He made important contributions to the understanding and applications of conjugated organic molecules, fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene, and their nanostructures. His work has led to landmark papers in the fields of conjugated organic molecules and carbon materials which have served as the starting point for many other advances in the area of nanocarbons.


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