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Advanced Surface Engineering Division - Young Investigator Award

The Advanced Surface Engineering Division (SE) of AVS establishes the ASED Young Investigator Award to recognize outstanding participation and research based on presentations in SE program at the AVS International Symposium.  PhD students or engineers/researchers from industry or academia up to 5 years after PhD graduation, who will be members of the ASED of AVS, are eligible.
Members of the ASED AVS Program Committee and a member of the ASED award committee will judge all nominations and make the selection of the winner, based on the submitted documents. The committee may conduct on-line interviews with the nominees in the selection process. The winner will be announced at least two months prior to the symposium. The winner will receive a certificate, $500 prize after presenting his/her work at the symposium and up to $300 travel expenses.

Nomination Procedure

The Nominator, who is either the supervisor of the young researcher or a senior colleague in the case of a junior academic, shall submit the following items to the current Chair of the ASED Awards Committee by the abstract submission deadline for AVS International Symposium. Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
  • Recommendation letter from the Nominator
  • Abstract submitted to the ASED program of the AVS International Symposium; both oral and poster presentations are eligible
  • Two-page description of the research of the young investigator, including a clear and concise description of the aim of the research and its relationship to the status of the field, a summary of the applicant’s specific contributions, exceptional ability, and future promise
  • Resume, which shall include education and employment history with dates, awards and honors received, current professional/technical affiliations (including AVS) and related activities, and complete publication list with full citations
Nomination Submission and Deadline: The same as the Abstract Submission Deadline (the year of the AVS Symposium) May 13, 2024.

All nomination materials must be compiled by the Nominator and submitted as a package. The complete nomination package is to be sent electronically to the current Chair of the ASED Awards Committee ( such that it is received by the Abstract Submission Deadline May 13, 2024. Late or incomplete application packages will not be evaluated.