ECS Sensor Division Early Career Award

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; and to encourage recipients to continue careers in the field; and remain active in the ECS Sensor Division.

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

Recipient qualifications

Only current members of The Electrochemical Society are considered for the ECS Sensor Division Early Career Award. The recipient should be a lead or contact author on multiple papers, at least two of which must have appeared in an ECS journal relevant to the ECS Sensor Division topical interest area (TIA). The recipient must have obtained their doctorate degree within 10 years of the nomination deadline date. The 10-year timeline may be extended for special reasons (e.g., childbirth, military service, long-term illness, etc.) and is considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates should 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:

  • 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), minimum of two relevant to an ECS Sensor Division TIA in an ECS journal as lead or contact author;
  • Summary of Nominee qualifications that serve as the basis for the award (maximum of 5000 characters);
  • Nomination letter;

  • Letters of support (minimum 2, maximum 5).

The Award consists of a framed certificate; US $500 prize; complimentary meeting registration; and ECS Sensor Division Business luncheon ticket. The recipient is asked to present a talk at the ECS Sensor Division symposium when the award is presented at the Society’s fall meeting and, within one year of the award’s presentation, submit a featured review article to an ECS journal (Sensors TIA) on a topic of the recipient’s choice.