There are three categories of awards for authors who presented papers at the SSDM:
the SSDM Award, the SSDM Paper Award, and the SSDM Young Researcher Award.

Call for 2018 SSDM Award Nomination

The SSDM Award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to academic or industrial development in the field of solid state devices and materials.
Papers to be nominated for the 2018 SSDM Award should be among those that have been presented between the 1st SSD conference in 1969 and the 44th SSDM conference in 2012.

The SSDM Award will ultimately be decided by the SSDM Organizing Committee after a recommendation is made by the SSDM Award Nomination Committee.

The recommendation will be in accordance with the following two criteria.

  • 1) Originality
    The award-winning selection must be original, and must have had significant theoretical or practical impact in the field of solid state devices and materials.
  • 2) Contribution
    The author(s) of the award-winning selection must have played or be playing a pioneering or leading role, with globally outstanding contributions in the technological field.

Candidate and Nominator Eligibility

  • - Candidates Eligible for the Award
    All authors who presented papers between the 1st SSD conference in 1969 and the 44th SSDM conference in 2012, excluding papers written by this year’s Organizing Committee Chair and Award Nomination Committee Chair.
  • - Persons Eligible for Nominating Candidates
    Anyone, excluding this year’s members of the SSDM Award Nomination Committee.
    Notice: Self-nominations are permitted. In the case of self-nomination, at least one endorsement letter (any form is acceptable) from persons other than the authors of the paper must be submitted along with the Nomination Form.

Submission Process for SSDM Award Nominations

The following is the process for submitting nominations.

  • - Before deciding on a candidate for the award, confirm the eligibility of nominators and candidates once again.
  • - Download the Nomination Form.
    SSDM Award Nomination Form (MS-Word)
  • - Fill out the Nomination Form and send it to the SSDM Secretariat by the nomination deadline.
    The deadline for nomination is now extended till May 7, 2018. CLOSED

SSDM Award

The SSDM Award will be will be awarded to researchers who contributed an outstanding paper at past SSDM. The Award Committee selects this award.

History of the SSDM Award is here

SSDM Paper Award

SSDM Paper Award2018 will be awarded to the best paper presented at SSDM2017.

History of the SSDM Paper Award is here

SSDM Young Researcher Award

SSDM Young Researcher Award 2018 will be awarded to outstanding papers authored by young researchers and presented at SSDM2017.

History of the SSDM Young Researcher Award is here
SSDM Secretariat:
If you have any questions, please ask the secretariat by e-mail.
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SSDM Award Nomination is
closed on May 7.
SSDM Archive: Open Access