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STAM Awards

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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

Year Title Author
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
The first bulk nanostructured metal
Bertrand Faure, German Salazar-Alvarez, Anwar Ahniyaz, Irune Villaluenga, Gemma Berriozabal, Yolanda R De Miguel & Lennart Bergström
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

Year Awardees
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

Year Title Author
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.

Year Awardees Presented at
2019 Dhana Lakshmi Manyala, Ahmedabad University, India
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
Giorgio Colombi, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; Zhong Chengchao, Kyoto University, Japan
Jingtao Chen, University of Cambridge, UK; Jeong Youjin, Yokohama National University, Japan
8th Asian Conference on Colloid & Interface Science (ACCIS 2019) in Kathmandu, Nepal
European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2019 Spring Meeting in Nice, France Symposium: Recent developments in thermoelectric materials and applications
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
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 The 14th UT-SNU-TU Student Workshop in Seoul, South Korea

Dahana Lakshmi Manyala and Prof. Kohei Uosaki (NIMS)

Dr. Roland Hany (Deputy Editor of STAM, Empa) and Cristina V. Manzano

(Left to right) Jeong Youjin, Prof. Wataru Nakao (Conference Chair, Yokohama National University), Jingtao Chen

Dr. Roland Hany (Deputy Editor of STAM, Empa) and Naoki Sato

(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)