ISSI Mid-Career Researcher Award




Established in 2016, the ISSI Mid-Career Researcher Award was instituted in order to recognize accomplishments of mid-career professionals, who are aged 40 to 52 at the time of nomination. Candidates must demonstrate leadership and innovation in the field of solid state ionics. This bi-annual award consists of an invited talk, to be presented at SSI-24 in LondonUK; travel assistance to attend SSI-24; and an award certificate. Please note that the award will not be given in a year in which there is no appropriate candidate.


Nominations for the Mid-Career Researcher Award will be accepted through February 1, 2024. The complete nomination package includes the following information, to be submitted in this order as a single pdf document to the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Nominator and Nominee Information
Full name, date of birth, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone number.

The citation will summarize the Nominee’s major contributions to the field of solid state ionics. Citation must be no more than 50 words in length.

Citation Profile (optional)
The nominee’s citation profile from Web of Science or Google Scholar may be provided.

Nominator statement

The Nominator statement is to address the 1) specific, clearly defined, significant advances made by the Nominee, whether experimental and/or theoretical and 2) their impact on technology, if relevant. The statement is to be submitted on letterhead with signature, two pages maximum in length.

Supporting documentation

1)     Nominee’s 2-page CV, to include professional appointments, honors, awards, patents, etc.

2)     1-page list of representative publications relevant to solid state ionics.

3)     Two letters of support by scholars familiar with the Nominee's qualifications and area of research. Each letter should not exceed two pages.


Nominations will be accepted through February 1, 2024. Nominations are active for one year. Please contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have technical difficulties or other submission concerns. 


The ISSI Awards Committee will determine the 2024 ISSI Mid-Career Researcher Award recipient. Presentation of the Award will be made at the closing ceremony of SSI-24 on July 19, 2024. The decision of the ISSI Awards Committee is final and no further inquiries will be entertained.


2024 will mark the 24th SSI conference at which the 4th Mid-Career Researcher Award is presented. Previous winners are as follows:


         Dr. Dr. Roger A. De Souza
         Presentation: “Four uses of oxygen tracer diffusion experiments: from Hevesy to Hydration”


         Dr. Dane Morgan
         Presentation: “Exploring Oxygen Kinetics in Perovksite and Ruddlesden-Popper Phases with Molecular Simulations.”


         Dr. Prof. Clare P. Grey
         Presentation: “Applications of Local Structural Probes to Study Structure and Dynamics in Battery and Fuel Cell Materials in and ex-situ”