The KROTO MEDAL (named after the late Nobel Prize Sir Harold Kroto) is a prestigious prize conferred on an outstanding, dynamic young researcher (PhD or PostDoc level) for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
1. NOMINATION PROCEDUREFollowing are the different methods for candidature nomination for the award(s):
- Members of the NANOSMAT SCHOOL Advisory Board can nominate candidates.
- Any senior and prominent scientist or researcher, belonging to an internationally recognised and established institution, can nominate any one candidate for the award (one nomination per person). However, such nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the proposer supporting the nominated candidate for the award.
2. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2017For the KROTO MEDAL 2017 - the deadline for nomination submissions is 28 February 2017
NB: Late nominations will not be considered.
3. CRITERIAThe candidates must satisfy the following criteria:
1) International Visibility & LeadershipThe candidate must be an outstanding and extremely dynamic researcher and must be recognised as an emerging leader in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology with a distinguished track record of original contributions in the NANO related field.
2) PublicationsCandidates must have published extensively in international peer reviewed and high impact factor journals (showing good citation index results).
The candidate should be or had been engaged with innovative and cutting edge research. Candidates holding any patents and/or involved with setting up of high-tech spin-out companies as a result of their work would be greatly advantaged for this award.
4. NATURE OF AWARDThe prize will be composed of the following:
1. A unique KROTO MEDAL
2. A certificate
3. Free registrations for (i) NANOSMAT SCHOOL & (ii) NANOSMAT Conference
The KROTO MEDAL will be presented at the NANOSMAT conference (12th NANOSMAT 2017 to be held in Paris, France during 11-13 September 2017) and announced on the official NANOSMAT website & the NANO WORLD Magazine.
5. RULES1. A candidate can only receive the prize once and not more than this.
2. The winner needs to attend the NANOSMAT SCHOOL to personally receive the award.
3. The winning candidate will deliver the “KROTO MEDAL Lecture” at the NANOSMAT conference.
4. Unsuccessful candidates can be re-considered for the award the following 2 years. Therefore, they will be in the system for a total of three years.
5. The candidates for the award must be of maximum 35 years of age.