Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award

The Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award was created in 1989 to recognize outstanding achievement in service to the sensor community and for research and/or technical contributions to the field of sensors and to encourage work excellence in the field.

Nomination Deadline: March 1, annual
Presented: Fall meeting, annual

Recipient qualifications

Only current members of The Electrochemical Society with primary membership being Sensors may be considered for the Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award. The recipient should have published at least journal four papers in one of the ECS journals relevant to the Sensor Division topical interest area (TIA). The recipient should have outstanding research and/or technical contributions to the field of sensors. The recipient should have outstanding service to the ECS Sensor Division and the sensor community in general. Candidates will be assessed on their own holistic merits rather than emphasis on the basis of their H-index or the Impact Factor of the journals in which the research is published.

Nomination Submissions

Unsuccessful nominations shall be considered for one additional year.  The award subcommittee chair and members may not make a nomination or provide letters of support for any candidate of this award during their term of service as a member of the committee.

A complete nomination package includes:

  • Completed Electronic Nomination Form
  • Nominee curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a record of achievements (e.g., publications, technical presentations, patents, etc.), as well as service to the Sensor Division, ECS and broader sensor research community;
  • List of Nominee’s key published or accepted paper(s), minimum of four, in an ECS Journal as lead or contact author relevant to a Sensor Division TIA;
  • Summary of Nominee Qualifications that Serve as Basis for Award (max of 5000 characters
  • Nomination Letter; and
  • Letters of Support (minimum 3 maximum 5)

The award consists of a framed certificate; a US $1,000 prize; complimentary meeting registration; and a Sensor Division Business Luncheon ticket where the award will be presented. The recipient is asked to present an invited lecture to the ECS Sensor Division symposium when the award is presented at the Society’s Fall meeting and, within one year of presentation of the award, submit a featured review article in an ECS Journal (Sensors TIA) on a topic of the recipient’s choice.


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