Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Research Award

The Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Research Award was established in 2006 to encourage excellence in fullerenes, nanotubes and carbon nanostructures research. The award is intended to recognize, in a broad sense, those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding and applications of fullerenes.

Nomination Deadline: September 1, odd years
Presented: Spring meeting, even years

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will have made outstanding achievement in, or scientific contribution to, the science of fullerenes, nanotubes and carbon nanostructures. Only Active Members of The Electrochemical Society may be considered for the Research Award. An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for the following two years if there is remaining eligibility.


The award consists of a scroll, a US $1,000 prize and assistance up to a maximum of US $1,500 to facilitate meeting attendance at which the award is to be presented.

About Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley was a renowned chemist and professor at Rice University. He shared a Nobel Prize for discovering a new spherical form of carbon and championed the potential of nanotechnology to create a more sustainable economy.


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