This award recognizes and encourages excellence in graduate studies in the field of advanced materials science and nanotechnology. There will be an award winner and three remaining finalists to be recognized publicly at the closing ceremony and will receive a certificate with a monetary award. All attendees are encouraged to attend their talks and support these young scientists.



  • The applicant must be a full-time graduate student. Postdoctoral fellows, undergraduates, or non-students are not eligible.
  • The student’s area of research may either be theoretical or experimental in any of the general technical and scientific areas normally presented as part of the Conference.
  • The student’s regularly submitted abstract must be accepted as an oral presentation (a poster presentation is not eligible).
  • The student must attend the Conference to present their talk in person.