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STAM Awards

by Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

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Each year STAM issues a Best Paper Award and a Best Contribution Award.

  • The Best Paper Award is selected based on its impact on scientific researchband appeal to a broad audience in the last two years.

  • The Best Contribution Award acknowledges the recent activity in improving STAM such as publishing articles, inviting authors, planning focus issues and promoting the journal.

Both awards are given at the STAM Annual Reception at the Editorial Board Meeting, and the recipients are invited to the ceremony to give a presentation.

STAM also presents the STAM Young Scientist Award to young material science researchers for their excellent presentations at academic meetings.

Best Paper Award

Criteria: Publication of new findings on science and technology or authoritative reviews in STAM. The award is presented once a year to researchers who have made outstanding advances in the development and proliferation of science and technology.

Selection process: Decision is made by the Editor in Chief and Deputy Editors

Awardees

2021
Self-assembly as a key player for materials nanoarchitectonics
Katsuhiko Ariga, Michihiro Nishikawa, Taizo Mori, Jun Takeya, Lok Kumar Shrestha & Jonathan P. Hill

2020
Thermoelectric materials and applications for energy harvesting power generation
Ioannis Petsagkourakis, Klas Tybrandt, Xavier Crispin, Isao Ohkubo, Norifusa Satoh & Takao Mori

2019
Additive manufacturing of metals: a brief review of the characteristic microstructures and properties of steels, Ti-6Al-4V and high-entropy alloys
Stephane Gorsse, Christopher Hutchinson, Mohamed Goune & Rajarshi Banerjee

2018
Formation of metal clusters in halloysite clay nanotubes
Vladimir A. Vinokurov, Anna V. Stavitskaya, Yaroslav A. Chudakov, Evgenii V. Ivanov, Lok Kumar Shrestha, Katsuhiko Ariga, Yusuf A. Darrat & Yuri M. Lvov

2017
Recent progress on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: synthesis, surface functional strategies and biomedical applications
Wei Wu, Zhaohui Wu, Taekyung Yu, Changzhong Jiang & Woo-Sik Kim

2016
Recent progress of high performance polymer OLED and OPV materials for organic printed electronics
Chizu Sekine, Yoshiaki Tsubata, Takeshi Yamada, Makoto Kitano & Shuji Doi

2015
Dispersion and surface functionalization of oxide nanoparticles for transparent photocatalytic and UV-protecting coatings and sunscreens
Bertrand Faure, German Salazar-Alvarez, Anwar Ahniyaz, Irune Villaluenga, Gemma Berriozabal, Yolanda R De Miguel & Lennart Bergström
The first bulk nanostructured metal
H K D H Bhadeshia


2014
Recent progress in mesoporous titania materials: adjusting morphology for innovative applications
Juan L Vivero-Escoto, Ya-Dong Chiang, Kevin Wu & Yusuke Yamauchi

2013
Point defects in ZnO: an approach from first principles
Fumiyasu Oba, Minseok Choi, Atsushi Togo & Isao Tanaka

2012
Present status of amorphous In–Ga–Zn–O thin-film transistors
Toshio Kamiya, Kenji Nomura & Hideo Hosono

2011
None Awarded

2010
Challenges and breakthroughs in recent research on self-assembly
Katsuhiko Ariga, Jonathan P Hill, Michael V Lee, Ajayan Vinu, Richard Charvet & Somobrata Acharya

Best Contribution Award

Criteria: Awarded once a year to authors who have made outstanding contributions to the journal. There are cases when there is not a corresponding person for this award.

Selection process: Decision is made by the Editor in Chief and Deputy Editors

Awardees

2021
Professor Takao Hanawa (Former STAM Associate Editor), Tokyo Medical and Dental University

2020
Professor Yuri Grin (STAM Associate Editor), Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany

2019
Professor Shu Yamaguchi (Former STAM Editor-in-Chief), NIAD, Japan

2018
Dr. Roland Hany (STAM Deputy Editor), Empa, Switzerland

2017
Professor Katsuhiko Ariga (STAM Associate Editor), NIMS, Japan

2016
None awarded

2015
None awarded

2014
None awarded

2013
Professor Fatih Dogan (STAM Associate Editor), Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

2012
Professor Yoshio Sakka (STAM Co-Editor), NIMS, Japan

2011
None awarded

2010
Professor Toyonobu Yoshida (STAM Associate Editor), The University of Tokyo, Japan; Dr Takaho Tanaka (STAM Editorial Consultant), NIMS, Japan

Altmetric Award

Criteria: Awarded for highly influential papers according Altmetrics, which is an index for evaluating academic papers. This award is not awarded annually.

Selection process: Decision is made by the Editor in Chief and Deputy Editors

Awardees

2021
Heusler alloys for spintronic devices: review on recent development and future perspectives
Kelvin Elphick, William Frost, Marjan Samiepour, Takahide Kubota, Koki Takanashi, Hiroaki Sukegawa, Seiji Mitani & Atsufumi Hirohata

2020
Building memory devices from biocomposite electronic materials
Xuechao Xing, Meng Chen, Yue Gong, Ziyu Lv, Su-Ting Han & Ye Zhou

2017
Cytocompatible and multifunctional polymeric nanoparticles for transportation of bioactive molecules into and within cells
Kazuhiko Ishihara, Weixin Chen, Yihua Liu, Yuriko Tsukamoto & Yuuki Inoue

2016
The chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of 3D printed materials composed of TiO2-ABS nanocomposites
Matthew R. Skorski, Jake M. Esenther, Zeeshan Ahmed, Abigail E. Miller & Matthew R. Hartings

Young Scientist Award

Criteria: Awarded for outstanding presentations by young researchers (under 40) at material-related international conferences. This award is not awarded annually. 

Selection process: Decision is made by organizers of meetings or sessions at meetings.

Awardees

2019
Dhana Lakshmi Manyala, Ahmedabad University, India
Presented at: 8th Asian Conference on Colloid & Interface Science (ACCIS 2019) in Kathmandu, Nepal

Wenjie Xie, University of Stuttgart, Germany; Cristina V. Manzano, Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnologia de Madrid, Spain; Naoki Sato, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan; Ruomeng Huang, University of Southampton, UK
Presented at: European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2019 Spring Meeting in Nice, France Symposium: Recent developments in thermoelectric materials and applications

Giorgio Colombi, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Zhong Chengchao, Kyoto University, Japan
Presented at: European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2019 Spring Meeting in Nice, France Symposium: ANIM 3: advances and enhanced functionalities of anion-controlled new inorganic materials

Jingtao Chen, University of Cambridge, UK; Jeong Youjin, Yokohama National University, Japan
Presented at: 7th International Conference on Self-healing Materials (ICSHM2019) in Yokohama, Japan

2018
Siqi Yin, Tsinghua University, China; Shoichi Nishitani, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Sangbong Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
Presented at: The 14th UT-SNU-TU Student Workshop in Seoul, South Korea
Dhana Lakshmi Manyala
Dahana Lakshmi Manyala and Prof. Kohei Uosaki (NIMS)
Roland Hany and Naoki Sato
Dr. Roland Hany (Deputy Editor of STAM, Empa) and Naoki Sato
Roland Hany and Cristina Manzano
Dr. Roland Hany (Deputy Editor of STAM, Empa) and Cristina V. Manzano
Wataru Nakao and Jingtao Chen
(Left to right) Jeong Youjin, Prof. Wataru Nakao (Conference Chair, Yokohama National University), Jingtao Chen
E-MRS Kageyama
(Left to right) Prof. Hiroshi Kageyama (Session Organizer, Kyoto University), Dr. Houria Kabbour (Session Organizer, CNRS), Dr. Zhong Chengchao, Songhak Yoon (Session Organizer, Fraunhofer IWKS)

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