The submission deadline for new entries has now passed. The winner will be announced shortly.

Materials science is not only one of the fastest growing and most rapidly evolving scientific disciplines, but also one that stands at the forefront of modern technology, spanning every facet of 21st-century life. The Materials Today Innovation Award recognizes leaders within the field of materials science and related disciplines who have brought materials science to the fore and advanced the field through cutting-edge research and thought-leading insight.

In 2018, the Award will comprise an honorarium of USD 4000 and an invitation to author a review in the flagship Materials Today journal.

We are now seeking nominations for the 2018 Award for candidates that have contributed “monumental” work, which has opened a new, significant field of research and resulted in impactful, practical applications. The 2018 Award will be presented at the Materials Today Reception on Monday 26th November 2018, during the MRS Fall meeting.

Nominations comprise:

  1. a nomination letter (max. 2 pages), containing short descriptions of 1-5 materials related papers or patents by the nominee that consist of significant breakthroughs to the field - highlighting why these discoveries have greatly impacted, or have the potential to greatly impact, society.
  2. one support letter (max. 1 page) from a leading figure within the relevant field.
  3. a short CV (max. 2 pages) outlining the education, appointments, awards/honors, most relevant publications and/or patents (up to 10, total), list of companies(s) that produce products utilizing the nominee’s inventions/discoveries (if any), estimated number of end-users impacted by the products of the invention/discovery of the nominee (if any).

Third party and self-nominations are welcome, though the support letter must be written by a third party. Attendance at the 2018 MRS Fall meeting, and availability on the evening of Monday 26th November, are required for the winner.

To submit a nomination:

  1. Download and complete the nomination and support letter templates linked below.
  2. Log in/Register to your Materials Today member account below.
  3. Complete the fields which appear
  4. Up the completed nomination and support letters, and the short CV.

Nominations must be received by 19th October 2018. Only one nomination may be made by each individual.

Full terms and conditions are available here.