The ISSI believes in the importance of recognizing emerging leaders in the field of solid state ionics, those individuals at the mid-career level, and seasoned scientists who have reached the level of world leader in the field. Toward this goal, the Society has developed an awards program which recognizes these individuals and their seminal works. The ISSI Young Scientist Award (YSA) was first awarded in 2005 to recognize the outstanding contributions made by young scientists to solid state ionics and encouraging them to continue their fine work well into the future. In 2016 two new awards were added to the awards program: the ISSI Mid-Career Researcher Award and the ISSI Senior Scientist Award.

Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham, pre-eminent battery scientist as well as President of the ISSI from 2009-2011, has been awarded the first Senior Scientist Award. He was recognized at SSI-21 and presented a talk entitled “Solid State Ionics – The Key to the Discovery, Introduction and Domination of Lithium Batteries for Portable Energy Storage.”

Prof. Clare Grey has been selected as the winner of the first ISSI Mid-Career Researcher Award. Prof. Grey presented an invited talk at SSI-21 entitled “Applications of Local Structural Probes to Study Structure and Dynamics in Battery and Fuel Cell Materials in and ex-situ."

We strongly encourage you to identify well deserving colleagues and initiate the award nomination process in their support.  Details describing award requirements and procedures are provided on the website of each of these awards.