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Call for nominations

The Materials Today ‘Rising Star Awards’ recognize early career researchers in materials science and engineering who have demonstrated themselves to be exceptionally capable researchers with the potential to become future leaders in the field.

The next Awards will be presented at the ChinaNANO 2019 conference, taking place in Beijing from August 16-19th 2019. In 2019, the Awards will comprise an honorarium of USD 1000, and the opportunity to author a special review article for the flagship Materials Today journal. This year, the Awards will be presented in the fields of:

  • Quantum Materials
  • Soft and Intelligent Robotics
  • Energy Storage Materials
  • Materials for Sustainability or Energy Conversion

We are now seeking nominations for the 2019 Awards in the fields listed above, for candidates within 15 years of completing their PhD who have demonstrated themselves to be the most exceptionally capable researchers with the potential to become future leaders in the field: as such the criteria to be assessed will include the impact of the research the candidate has conducted and the contributions the candidate has made to the materials community, including but not limited to the candidate’s published research, as judged by the panel. Winners must be available to attend the ChinaNANO 2019 conference.

To submit a nomination:

  1. Download and complete the nomination form linked below.
  2. Log in/Register to your Materials Today member account below.
  3. Complete the fields which appear and submit the nomination form, before the deadline.

Self-nominations and nominations of colleagues are welcome, and must be received by 19th July 2019. Only one nomination may be made by each individual.

The information you provide will only be used for the administration of the Awards. Full Terms and Conditions are available online. 

If you have any questions or experience problems with the nomination form, please contact Dr Stewart Bland at