Outstanding Young Scientist Award

NANOSMAT honours and recognizes international young scientists who have shown, during the course of their professional career, outstanding achievements in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The Outstanding Young Scientist Award (OYSA) was set up in 2014 and has since gained momentum in attracting high calibre young international scientists to apply for this award.

OYSA – Nomination Procedure

Following are the different methods for candidature nomination for the OYSA award:

  • Members of the NANOSMAT Awards Committee 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.

Direct applications by the candidates:

Self nominated candidates for the OYSA will need to email their updated CV´s covering the mentioned criteria (see below) to info@nanosmat.co.uk


The candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

  • 1) Leadership

    The candidate must be an outstanding scientist and a recognised leader in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology with a distinguished track record of original contributions in the NANO related field.

  • 2) Research funding

    It is essential that the scientist has an excellent track record of attracting financial support from funding institutes or centres to support their work.

  • 3) Publications

    The scientist must have published extensively in international peer reviewed and high impact factor journals (showing good citation index results).

  • 4) Honors

    The candidate's international scientific visibility/credibility consequent of his/her significant contributions and professional standing in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology need to be profound and apparent. Evidence of international professional standing would be judged based on factors such as, international invitations, books authored, edited books/journals, other major prizes, international honors (honorary degrees, titles), etc.

  • 5) Innovation

    The scientist should be or have been engaged with innovative and cutting edge research. Scientists holding patents and involved with spin-out companies set up as a result of their work would be advantaged for this award.


The prize will be composed of the following:

  • 1. Personalised Plaque
  • 2. A check for a modest amount

The OYSA Award is presented at the NANOSMAT conference during the plenary session. For details visit - www.nanosmat-conference.com


  • 1. A candidate can only receive the award once and not more than this.
  • 2. The winner needs to attend the NANOSMAT conference in order to receive the prize.
  • 3. OYSA Lectures would be given by the recipients at the conference.
  • 4. The selection committee members cannot be considered for the award (unless they no longer sit in the selection committee).
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. The candidates considered for the OYSA must be of the following age: up to 45 years of age, at the time of application.


The NANOSMAT Awards Committee will review the applications (candidates CV and nomination letters) and select one successful scientist for the Award.

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