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Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Postdoctoral Competition

The Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Postdoctoral Competition brings recognition to outstanding research by postdoctoral scientists giving oral presentations in NSTD sessions at AVS international symposia. Postdocs who are within five years of their PhD at the time of the 2017 National Symposium are eligible to apply, and should send a cover letter, resume, and their AVS abstract to the NSTD Awards Coordinator: Sergei V. Kalinin (sergei2@ornl.gov), in a single PDF file.  The abstract must be accepted to an NSTD sponsored or co-sponsored session, and at least one of the co-authors on the abstract must be an AVS member at the time of submission; the AVS member co-author(s) and the symposium session should be mentioned in the cover letter.

All postdoctoral award finalists will be selected by the NSTD Awards Committee, and they will be informed by Sept. 1, 2017. All finalists must present a five minute talk (with additional time for questions) at the NSTD Awards Competition, which is planned for noon on Wednesday of the symposium. The winner will be selected based on the quality of the talk, the responses to subsequent questions, and the level of the research. The postdoc NSTD award winner will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500. Depending on the needs of the following year’s AVS Symposium, the winner will be considered for an invited talk. This award is made possible by financial support from NSTD's sponsors, who in 2016 were Asylum Research, Bruker, Heidelberg Instruments,  Nanoscribe, RHK Technology, and SPECS.

List of Recipients

Postdoctoral Award Winner

  • 2014 Keith Brown