Nanocarbons Division Richard E. Smalley Research Award

Nomination period: March 15 – June 15, odd years
Presented: ECS spring meeting, even years

The ECS 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, persons who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding and applications of fullerenes.

Eligibility criteria
  • Recipient has made outstanding achievements in, or scientific contributions to, the science of fullerenes, nanotubes, and carbon nanostructures;
  • Active member of The Electrochemical Society and Nanocarbons Division.
Nomination guidelines

A complete nomination packet includes:

  • Completed electronic nomination form;
  • A summary of the nominee’s research activities and accomplishments outlining, in 1-2 (11pt, single space) pages, the most important aspects of the work and the resulting contributions to NANO science and technology;
  • A list of the nominee’s publications, reports, memberships, and involvement with scientific societies; awards received; and other related items;
  • Three to five letters of support from experts in the field;
  • Any other pertinent information that might assist the members of the award committee in assessing the candidate.

Unsuccessful nominations are automatically considered for one additional award cycle.

ECS Nanocarbons Division Richard D. Smalley Award Committee members may not submit nominations or letters of support for this award during their term of service on the committee.

  • Scroll;
  • USD $1,000;
  • Up to a maximum of USD $1,500 to facilitate attending the meeting at which the award is presented.
Recipient obligations

The award recipient presents a lecture at the Society’s spring meeting when the award is given.

About Richard E. Smalley

Richard E. Smalley was an American chemist who was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy at Rice University. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the discovery of fullerenes.” Professor Smalley championed the potential of nanotechnology to create a more sustainable economy.


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