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.

In 2020, the Awards will comprise an honorarium of USD 1000, and the opportunity to author a special review article for the flagship Materials Today journal. The Awards will be presented virtually, at a convenient time for all winners. This year, the Awards will be presented in the fields of:

  • Quantum Materials
  • Energy Conversion
  • Energy Storage
  • Biomaterials

We are now seeking nominations for the 2020 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.

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 are required: please submit your nomination by 1st November 2020.

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 

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