ECS Sensor Division Early Career Award

Nomination period: October 15 – January 15, annually
Presented: ECS fall meeting, annually

The ECS Sensor Division Early Career Award was established in 2021 to recognize promising early career engineers’ and scientists’ research contributions to the field of sensors; to encourage recipients to continue careers in the field; and to remain active in the ECS Sensor Division.

Eligibility criteria
  • Current member of The Electrochemical Society with Sensor Division as the primary division;
  • Lead or contact author on multiple papers, at least two of which appeared in an ECS journal relevant to the ECS Sensor Division topical interest area (TIA);
  • Completed PhD within 10 years of the nomination deadline date (extensions of the10-year timeline for special reasons (e.g., childbirth, military service, long-term illness, etc.) are considered on a case-by-case basis;
  • Candidates show exceptional promise in scientific research, and signs of leadership, advocacy/outreach, and/or teaching in the sensor field.
Nomination Submission

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.);
  • List of nominee’s key published or accepted paper(s). The nominee is lead or contact author on at least two papers in an ECS journal on topics relevant to ECS Sensor Division TIAs;
  • Summary of nominee qualifications serving as the basis for the award (maximum of 5000 characters);
  • Nomination letter;
  • Letters of support (minimum of two, maximum of five).

Unsuccessful nominations are considered for one additional award cycle.

ECS Sensor Division Early Career Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support during their term of service on the committee.


The award consists of:

  • Framed certificate;
  • USD $1,000;
  • Complimentary meeting registration;
  • ECS Sensor Division Business luncheon ticket.
Recipient obligations

The award recipient:

  • Presents a talk at the ECS Sensor Division symposium at the Society’s fall meeting when the award is presented;
  • Submits a featured review article on a topic of the recipient’s choice to an ECS journal (Sensors TIA) within one year of the award presentation.

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