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: March 15 – June 15, odd years
Presented: Spring meeting, even years

Recipient qualifications

Only active members of The Electrochemical Society and Nanocarbons Division may be considered for the award. The recipient will have made outstanding achievement in, or scientific contribution to, the science of fullerenes, nanotubes and carbon nanostructures.

An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for one additional award cycle 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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